Nurses no more after misconduct

  • Article by: JANE FRIEDMANN
  • Updated: May 8, 2011 - 8:35 AM

Hard Data: Four nurses are no longer allowed to practice after the state revoked their licenses in the second half of 2010.

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slaghopperMay. 8, 11 8:27 AM

Thanks for this. An MD breaks a rule, and it is headlines. Nurse infractions generally go unreported. Until now.

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gonzo_xyzMay. 8, 11 8:38 AM

It seems to me that these people have already received pretty significant consequences and are struggling. What is the point of parading their names in the paper? I have made mistakes in my life too....probably most of us have. I wonder if Ms. Friedmann has ever made a mistake or done something questionable. Should she be publicly shamed as well? If this type of reporting was mandated to the writer it is one thing, but if Ms. Friedmann personally feels a need to shame others in this manner then I question her as a person more than those listed in the article.

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nursefluffyMay. 8, 11 8:46 AM

What investigative technique did you use to get this public information that is posted quarterly on the MBON website? The Investigative Unit at the Star-Tribune is a joke!

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rlwr51May. 8, 11 9:16 AM

I'm from a small town where everything from speeding tickets, ambulance calls and bankruptcies, as well as minutes from about every township and school board meetings are published in the paper, so seeing this in the paper is not unusual to me. However, the choice of this particular information is a curiosity to me. How about posting the "Johns" list or those arrested for shoplifting, assault etc? It would also be cool if you did post the minutes of all of the city council and school board meetings , that would be what I believe newspapers were intended for.

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hmoguruMay. 8, 11 9:27 AM

Will we be seeing a list of journalists' who have had chemical dependency treatment? Make no mistake, these Nurses' deserved license revocation, but this is public information on the Minnesota Board of Nursing website. 'Investigative Journalism' is apparently a term used very loosely at the Star-Tribune

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lallywMay. 8, 1110:50 AM

Nurses' Day was Friday, May 6, and today is Mothers' Day. I would like to thank all Nurses' for working nights/weekends/Holidays and sacrificing time away from their loved ones to care for the sick and needy.

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mnmerfMay. 8, 1110:59 AM

I find it extremely curious that posters are making statements that discredit the Trib for writing this story. If someone is in the field where they are required to have a license to conduct human health services then I think it is only fair to inform the public of knowledge related to misconduct. This goes the same for public employees such as Police Officers, Judges, Lawyers, Politicians,Fire Marshals, etc. These folks are public servents therefore the public needs to know of their miscondicts.

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crystalbayMay. 8, 1111:20 AM

The nurse who had a sexual relationship with an inmate was violating professional boundaries, but I have a hard time seeing this as "abusive sexual contact". Was the inmate a vulnerable adult?? Did this greatly harm him?? If so, in what way exactly?? One could look at this as exploitation, but I just don't get the "abusive sexual contact" part.

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fentanylMay. 8, 1111:22 AM

Nice Nurses' Day article. Where is the link to the agency that investigates complaints regarding journalists? Oh, I forgot, there isn't one!

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samo45May. 8, 1111:38 AM

Come down harder on nurses with personal problems and go after the collective bargaining rights of teachers. Meanwhile, those bankers and politicians who wrecked the national economy and did so much damage worldwide carry on as usual.

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