Reprimanded Nurses Usually Can Find Work Out of State
Nurses who are disciplined in one state often are able to locate work in another state because of lax regulatory efforts in the 24-state Nurse Licensure Compact program, an investigation by the not-for-profit news group ProPublica found. In California, for example, about 3,500 nurses who had been disciplined in other states had clean licenses. Officials say that nurses who are sanctioned to work in one state after receiving disciplinary action in another could put patient safety at risk.
- "Bad Nurses Able To Keep Working in Other States" (Weber/Ornstein, USA Today, 7/15).