A Star Tribune review of Nursing Board disciplinary actions since 2010 found that at least 173 caregivers lost jobs after allegations of misconduct and managed to find new nursing positions.
Updated: December 09, 2013, - 09:31 AM
It will get tougher on problem nurses in wake of Star Tribune series.
Updated: December 05, 2013, - 09:58 PM
A Minnesota Nurses Association letter says that Star Tribune stories about discipline by the state unfairly tarnish all nurses.
Updated: November 21, 2013, - 05:49 AM
The governor said that the Nursing Board staff’s statements at a legislative hearing last week that it needed more authority were “finger-pointing” and “very difficult to believe.”
Updated: November 19, 2013, - 06:31 AM
Currently, state law gives the board wide discretion on how to decide disciplinary actions against nurses and does not require any automatic suspensions for misconduct.
Updated: November 15, 2013, - 06:16 AM
Wednesday’s hearing gave the Nursing Board a chance to rebut criticism, but it also seeks more power to stop problem nurses.
Updated: November 14, 2013, - 09:52 AM
Nurses with histories of drug use, crime or neglect obtain licenses and find jobs because of flaws in the state system of background checks.
Updated: November 14, 2013, - 09:51 AM
The state Department of Human Services acted after the Star Tribune presented it with the names of 294 actively licensed nurses who have convictions, ranging from criminal sexual conduct to assault to fraud, that by law would appear to disqualify them from working with patients.
Updated: November 08, 2013, - 07:36 AM
Records show that nurses have been able to keep practicing while abusing drugs or alcohol, raising questions about whether a state monitoring program actually works.
Updated: November 04, 2013, - 08:32 AM