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List of Disciplinary Actions: Alleged On The Job Misconduct

This data was last updated in December 2009. Statuses may have since changed. Check the California's Board of Registered Nursing license database for the most current license statuses.

There were 1,312 actions found in this query. These disciplinary actions are based, at least in part, on allegations of on-the-job misconduct.

Days elapsed is a Los Angeles Times and ProPublica calculation referring to the amount of time that passed between the board's first public accusation against the nurse and the imposition of discipline.

There are several limitations to this database.

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Nurse Accusation Date Decision Date Days Elapsed Decision
Trejos, Duke Rocky Jun. 11,
2002
Dec. 8,
2003
545
1.49 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Trujillo, Barbara Mar. 13,
2001
Jul. 10,
2003
849
2.33 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Tsaros, Loraine May Jul. 5,
2002
Jul. 10,
2003
370
1.01 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Turner, Charles Ellis Sep. 25,
2007
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Turnidge, Shanda Jo Jun. 25,
2007
Apr. 25,
2008
305
0.84 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Uclaray, Eric Mar. 27,
2009
Oct. 13,
2009
200
0.55 yrs.
Public Reprimand (PDF)
Underwood, Harriette Aug. 5,
2002
Sep. 5,
2005
1,127
3.09 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Uoo, Heather Hyon Uk Dec. 19,
2006
Jan. 27,
2008
404
1.11 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Valencia, Adolfo Ruiz Oct. 30,
2002
May 31,
2004
579
1.59 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Valente-Moore, Gina Jul. 14,
2006
Aug. 1,
2007
383
1.05 yrs.
Public Reprimand (PDF)
Valenti, Barbara J. Jun. 20,
2002
Jul. 25,
2003
400
1.10 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Van Teslaar, David Mar. 8,
2004
Aug. 26,
2004
171
0.47 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Vanciel, Nancy E. Jun. 11,
2002
Feb. 10,
2004
609
1.67 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Vandyke, Rick Andrew Oct. 6,
2008
Apr. 30,
2009
206
0.56 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Varahrami, Bahareh May 1,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Varallo, Lynn Adele Mar. 29,
2004
Mar. 2,
2006
703
1.93 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Varela, Anna Maria Jul. 13,
2007
Oct. 11,
2008
456
1.25 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Vasquez, Ernest F. Jan. 21,
2004
Dec. 24,
2004
338
0.93 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Vaughn, Andrea Jean Jan. 3,
2002
May 15,
2002
132
0.36 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Vazquez, Connie Oct. 30,
2001
May 16,
2002
198
0.54 yrs.
Public Reprimand (PDF)
Velez, Labonnia G. Aug. 11,
2003
Jul. 6,
2004
330
0.90 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Venhuizen, Judy Lynn Jan. 7,
2002
Nov. 14,
2002
311
0.85 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Verrette, Joseph Anthony Oct. 31,
2000
Mar. 10,
2002
495
1.36 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Villabroza, Priscilla B. Feb. 25,
2004
Dec. 12,
2005
656
1.80 yrs.
Suspension/Probation (PDF)
Vixon, Chris Emmanuel Jul. 23,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Volenec, Melanie M. Sep. 5,
2007
Jul. 29,
2008
328
0.90 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Von Fumetti, Laurie Jean Aug. 7,
2003
Jun. 17,
2004
315
0.86 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Wadkins, Allen Wayne May 5,
2003
Oct. 22,
2004
536
1.47 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Wagayan, Judy P. Jul. 16,
2007
Jul. 3,
2008
353
0.97 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Waite, Donald Grant Nov. 21,
2006
Sep. 28,
2007
311
0.85 yrs.
Suspension/Probation (PDF)
Waks, Robert Mar. 6,
2006
Jun. 26,
2006
112
0.31 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Walker, Jessie Dec. 7,
2007
Jul. 3,
2008
209
0.57 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Walker, Wilma Sep. 25,
2007
Oct. 29,
2009
765
2.10 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Wall, Virginia Nov. 20,
2003
Apr. 8,
2007
1,235
3.38 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Wallis, Johnny Ladon Jun. 24,
2008
Aug. 13,
2009
415
1.14 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Walsh, Bairbre M. May 16,
2008
Dec. 12,
2009
575
1.58 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Walsh, James Anthony Sep. 5,
2001
Apr. 10,
2003
582
1.59 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Walters, Jeanine M. Feb. 1,
2005
Sep. 5,
2005
216
0.59 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Walton Sr., Mark May 10,
2002
Jun. 26,
2006
1,508
4.13 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Wang, Yanlei Aug. 28,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Ward, Constance Laverne Jul. 13,
2006
Mar. 2,
2007
232
0.64 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Ward, Patricia A. Oct. 31,
2006
Jun. 11,
2007
223
0.61 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Warren, Candyce Ann Aug. 12,
2004
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Washington, Pattie Lynn Dec. 5,
2007
Nov. 16,
2008
347
0.95 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Watanathai, Supattra Nov. 29,
2004
Jun. 12,
2006
560
1.53 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Waters, Mackenzie Renee Jul. 17,
2006
Jun. 11,
2007
329
0.90 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Watts, Angela Marie Dec. 18,
2001
Jan. 16,
2003
394
1.08 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Watwood (Sanders), Robin Leig Oct. 18,
2005
Mar. 24,
2006
157
0.43 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Weaver-Nissenbaum, Kathy Ann Dec. 19,
2006
Mar. 27,
2008
464
1.27 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Webster, Irmgard N. Jul. 7,
2003
May 31,
2004
329
0.90 yrs.
Public Reprimand (PDF)
Weeks, Susan Coy May 18,
2006
Dec. 4,
2006
200
0.55 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Weise, Edith M. Oct. 30,
2002
Jul. 21,
2003
264
0.72 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Weitz, Sabrina Dec. 5,
2005
May 22,
2006
168
0.46 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Weller, David Wayne Sep. 25,
2007
Apr. 25,
2008
213
0.58 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Wells, Catherine June Nov. 9,
2007
Dec. 18,
2008
405
1.11 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
West Truby, Patti Gail Oct. 7,
2008
Dec. 10,
2009
429
1.18 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Weyrauch, Susan Page Aug. 21,
2008
Jul. 22,
2009
335
0.92 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Wheatcraft, Birgit Agnes Feb. 17,
2004
Dec. 24,
2004
311
0.85 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Wheatley, Christine Jennifer May 5,
2003
Apr. 25,
2004
356
0.98 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Wheaton, Laura Lynn Apr. 14,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Wheeler, Kathleen Ann May 12,
2008
Nov. 19,
2009
556
1.52 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Whelan, Cheryl A. Mar. 19,
2001
Feb. 27,
2003
710
1.95 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Whelan, Cheryl A. Jun. 15,
2006
Feb. 22,
2007
252
0.69 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Whelan, Laurie Oct. 12,
2006
Jun. 15,
2007
246
0.67 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
White, Emily Anne Feb. 17,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
White, Judy Yvonne Sep. 15,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
White-Warren, Debora Kay Nov. 15,
2001
Mar. 16,
2005
1,217
3.33 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Whitney, Jennifer Christine Oct. 23,
2007
Jul. 7,
2008
258
0.71 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Wilhite, Dennis Wayne Aug. 12,
2004
Apr. 13,
2007
974
2.67 yrs.
Suspension/Probation (PDF)
Wilk, Mary Ann May 11,
2004
Apr. 27,
2006
716
1.96 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Wilkes, Jennifer Jul. 27,
2004
Mar. 24,
2006
605
1.66 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Williams, Charlene Ruth Sep. 5,
2001
Mar. 22,
2002
198
0.54 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Williams, Mona Lee Jan. 12,
2009
Jul. 8,
2009
177
0.48 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Williams, Susan Adele Aug. 31,
2006
Aug. 6,
2008
706
1.93 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Wilmshurst, Sandra Louise Oct. 15,
2003
Feb. 28,
2005
502
1.38 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Wilson, Deborah Faye Dec. 1,
2003
Aug. 26,
2004
269
0.74 yrs.
Probation
Wilson, Dorothy E. Dec. 18,
2007
Aug. 25,
2009
616
1.69 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Wilson, Elizabeth Jane Mar. 16,
2004
Dec. 3,
2004
262
0.72 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Wilson, Shelley O. Apr. 12,
2005
Jun. 16,
2006
430
1.18 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Wilson, Suzanne Marie May 23,
2000
Jan. 23,
2002
610
1.67 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Wilson (Lang), Sally Marie Dec. 24,
2003
Jan. 14,
2005
387
1.06 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Windell, Laura Aug. 7,
2003
Dec. 8,
2004
489
1.34 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Winegar, Judy Rae Jan. 2,
2008
Sep. 26,
2008
268
0.73 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Winfield, Charles Geary Jun. 12,
2002
Jan. 30,
2003
232
0.64 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Winter, Kimberly Jeanne Nov. 26,
2008
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Womack, Maria G. Aug. 11,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Wong, Margaret Lee Jul. 7,
2003
Dec. 3,
2004
515
1.41 yrs.
Public Reprimand (PDF)
Wood, Angela W. Apr. 7,
2004
Oct. 28,
2004
204
0.56 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Woodfin, Susan Elaine Jun. 5,
2003
Dec. 3,
2003
181
0.50 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Worcester, Keith Jan. 14,
2004
Jul. 6,
2004
174
0.48 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Woy, Christine Noel Mar. 10,
2003
Dec. 8,
2003
273
0.75 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Wright, Gwendolyn M. Mar. 16,
2004
Feb. 5,
2007
1,056
2.89 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Wright, Tina Renee Jun. 16,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Yamat, Heidi Pascua Jun. 17,
2003
Jun. 17,
2004
366
1.00 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Yan, Angela M. Aug. 14,
2007
May 9,
2008
269
0.74 yrs.
Public Reprimand (PDF)
Yancey, Jayne Denise Oct. 5,
2007
Sep. 5,
2008
336
0.92 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Yang, Lili Mar. 23,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Yanish, Eva Marie Dec. 28,
2005
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Yates, Ebony Nicole Aug. 11,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Ybarra, Robert A. Feb. 6,
2001
Jan. 23,
2002
351
0.96 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Ybarra, Stacey Anastacio Apr. 30,
2004
Jun. 3,
2005
399
1.09 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Yoshida, Hisao Apr. 23,
2008
Dec. 19,
2008
240
0.66 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Young, Gary Dale Sep. 15,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Yu, Duck Soon Sep. 16,
1999
Oct. 31,
2002
1,141
3.13 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Yu, Paul Winston F. Jan. 24,
2006
Aug. 28,
2006
216
0.59 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Zajac, Rhonda Mary May 11,
2004
Jun. 10,
2005
395
1.08 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Zimbelman, Deborah Oct. 26,
2004
Jul. 5,
2005
252
0.69 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Zoltanski, Thomas Edward Mar. 23,
2009
-
Accusation Pending (PDF)
Zondorgh, Honz Nov. 8,
2007
Apr. 26,
2008
170
0.47 yrs.
Revoked (PDF)
Zrodlowski, John Edward May 11,
2009
Nov. 12,
2009
185
0.51 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)
Zweifel-Poehlmann, Debra L. Aug. 3,
2007
Nov. 16,
2008
471
1.29 yrs.
Probation (PDF)
Zwinge, Edward Antone Mar. 24,
2008
Sep. 12,
2008
172
0.47 yrs.
Surrendered (PDF)

Data last updated Dec. 26, 2009

Please note there are several limitations to the database:
  • This database includes nurses who faced disciplinary action between 2002 and September 2009, as well as any subsequent actions against these nurses. .
  • Employers and patients seeking verification of a nurse’s license should use the Web site of the Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Multiple nurses may have the same name, but each has a unique license number.
  • The information on the database is based on the Web site of the Board of Registered Nursing and state documents. In some cases, the Web site and documents conflict; in such cases, reporters used dates included in the board’s documents.
  • Documents for some cases are missing from the site in whole or in part.
  • The database does not include discipline against nurses meted out as a condition of being licensed. Such discipline is only included if the nurse subsequently faced board action.
  • The grounds listed for discipline in this database are based on the board’s public allegations against the nurses. Because accusations are sometimes written in an unclear or inconsistent manner, reporters did not try to guess the intent.
  • This database includes discipline against some nurses who have subsequently died. The board has removed many of these nurses from its Web site. They are included here because they faced disciplinary action during the period examined.

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