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Unlicensed Los Angeles Nursing School Ordered Closed and Required to Pay $500,000 in Restitution

An unlicensed nursing school operating out of downtown Los Angeles was closed and ordered to pay $500,000 in restitution to the hundreds of victims who enrolled in the fraudulent operation, reported California Attorney General Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. in a press release issued on Aug. 11. According to the Attorney General’s report, the RN […]

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UC Davis Medical Center Under Investigation for Potential Nurse Staffing Shortages

Possible violations of nursing staff levels have triggered the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to investigate the UC Davis Medical Center, reports the Sacramento-based Capital Public Radio broadcasting organization. In a feature story broadcast August 3, reporter John Sepulvado describes investigations by California state regulators into charges of nurse staffing shortages at the central […]

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Alameda County Registered Nurse Awarded $344,000 in Lawsuit Against ValleyCare Medical

Castro Valley registered nurse (RN) Kristeen Klaas was awarded more than $344,000 in damages last week by an Alameda County jury in response to her lawsuit against ValleyCare Medical System. According to a July 24 story in the San Francisco Chronicle, Klaas, an RN for more than 30 years, claimed her former employer refused to […]

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California Nurses Join Naval Medical Mission to Haiti and Central America

A group of California-based nurses departed July 21 for a month-long medical mission to Haiti and Central America, announced National Nurses United, the largest nursing union in the United States. The California registered nurses (RN) will join nurse volunteers from Michigan and Washington state as part of the international humanitarian assistance program Continuing Promise 2010. […]