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Old 07-20-2012, 09:06 PM
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Default Arkansas school nurse worked 5 years without license

"LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ? A woman who worked for five years as a nurse at an Arkansas elementary school never actually had a license, authorities said Friday. Suzanne Elaina Johnson, 49, of Pleasant Plains, who also went by Suzanne Pitts, is charged with practicing nursing without a license and has a court appearance set for Aug. 2 for the misdemeanor charge".

"The attorney for the Arkansas Nursing Board, Fred Knight, said that while it takes only a few seconds on the agency?s website to confirm whether a person has a nursing license, it?s unlikely the school district would check it".

"The Nursing Board never received any complaints about how Johnson treated patients. A state Health Department nursing consultant who advises schools was the first to raise a question about Johnson?s license, according to the board?s investigative file, which The Associated Press obtained through an Arkansas Freedom of Information Act request".

"She said Johnson ?technically? remains employed by the district. The Nursing Board file on Johnson shows she was working as a summer school nurse and ?will be relieved of that duty until she can present a verifiable and current Arkansas nursing license.?
Johnson was arrested July 10 and released the same day on $5,500 bond".


Arkansas school nurse worked 5 years without license; police say paperwork problems surfaced - The Washington Post
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I hate when people claim to be a nurse should be criminaly prosected.
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"She said Johnson “technically” remains employed by the district.

The Nursing Board file on Johnson shows she was working as a summer school nurse and “will be relieved of that duty until she can present a verifiable and current Arkansas nursing license.”
Seriously??

This story also adds fodder to the public's opinion that nursing isn't really much of a big deal as far as education goes....see, this woman did it without even BEING a nurse etc etc. Sigh.
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