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Nurse Listing: Kern County

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.

This query found a total of 53 nurses. <b>These nurses have Kern County as their place of residence, according to the Board of Registered Nursing. The counties of residence may not reflect the location of the alleged misconduct of the nurses.</b>

Click on the names below to find additional details on each nurse. You can also view the nursing board's public documents on the nurses by clicking on the PDF link.

There are several limitations to this database.

* Indicates nurse who was disciplined before 2002, when this database starts.

Name Current status Date of last action Case Document
Adams, Linda Probation Aug. 23, 2007 PDF
Armstrong, Carrie S. Revoked Nov. 4, 2007 PDF
Aycock, Timothy Dale Revoked Jul. 18, 2005 PDF
Bader, Ralph Steven Revoked Dec. 16, 2005 PDF
Baker, Diane Gail Probation complete Sep. 18, 2006 PDF
Blanchard, Glori Ann Revoked Nov. 20, 2006 PDF
Campbell, Michelle D. Probation complete Feb. 5, 2008 PDF
Cantrell, Lori Diane Probation Jul. 3, 2008 PDF
Christiansen, Betty Bocchi Revoked Oct. 30, 2006 PDF
Cowan, Phillip Shane Petition to revoke probation pending Jun. 30, 2009 PDF
Davey, Kevin Public reprimand Feb. 23, 2006 PDF
Davis, Derrick L. Revoked Oct. 5, 2008 PDF
Dhaliwal, Rimplejit Singh* Revoked May 21, 2009 PDF
Estioko, Amelia Pangilinan Probation complete May 27, 2005 PDF
Grimes, Albert Curtiss Revoked Sep. 8, 2003 PDF
Haddock, Jamie Michelle Accusation pending Aug. 20, 2007 PDF
Hill, Julie Denise Revoked Apr. 23, 2007 PDF
Hill, Susan V. Petition to revoke probation pending Nov. 9, 2009 PDF
Hughes, Gwen D. Court ordered suspension Feb. 20, 2009 PDF
Hyatt, Karen (John) Elizabeth Revoked Jun. 19, 2009 PDF
James, Debra Henderson Revoked Dec. 22, 2006 PDF
Jones, John Michael Revoked Oct. 24, 2007 PDF
Jones, Tina Veronica Revoked Nov. 1, 2007 PDF
Jovet, Nancy Aguilar Surrendered Dec. 16, 2009 PDF
Lane, Gregory Loyd Surrendered Jun. 13, 2004 PDF
Long, Maurice Eugene Probation Feb. 8, 2007 PDF
Lowe, Monica E.* Revoked Sep. 12, 2002 PDF
Matar, Janice Eloise Surrendered Dec. 8, 2008 PDF
McCausland, Michael Woods Revoked Jul. 21, 2006 PDF
Monks, Jamie Diane Accusation pending Sep. 24, 2009 PDF
Nehara, Ram Singh Accusation pending Jun. 5, 2009 PDF
Olson, Tamara Lynn Revoked Nov. 15, 2005 PDF
Parks, Ken Mason Revoked Jul. 26, 2007 PDF
Pitts, Elena Marie Revoked Apr. 17, 2004 PDF
Placenti, Harry D. Probation complete Apr. 16, 2007 PDF
Powell, John Michael Petition to revoke probation pending Jun. 17, 2009 PDF
Quier Jr., Ernest Andrew Suspension/probation Oct. 2, 2006 PDF
Racette, Gisele Irene Probation complete Nov. 11, 2007 PDF
Rasmussen, Gerald Scott Accusation pending Aug. 28, 2009 PDF
Redmon, Suzie Marie Surrendered Jan. 22, 2007 PDF
Riesen, Helen Janice Accusation pending Jun. 12, 2008 PDF
Ritchason, Darla Jean Accusation pending Jul. 22, 2009 PDF
Rush, Carrie* Revoked Jul. 8, 2009 PDF
Sanchez, Erlinda M. Probation complete Dec. 23, 2007 PDF
Seguedo, Josefina Vega Petition to revoke probation pending Oct. 8, 2009 PDF
Smith, Irene Joann* Surrendered Jun. 14, 2004 PDF
Smith, Phyllis Revoked Aug. 20, 2004 PDF
Strong, Robert Thomas Probation complete Jan. 21, 2007 PDF
Swarbrick, Lori A. Revoked Aug. 16, 2006 PDF
Thompson, Shirley Ann Accusation pending Mar. 27, 2009 PDF
Thunberg, Paul William Surrendered Nov. 12, 2009 PDF
Watts, Angela Marie Surrendered Nov. 3, 2006 PDF
Williams (Ko), Soni Surrendered Nov. 10, 2009 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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  • The Los Angeles Times and ProPublica have conducted a joint investigation into the failed oversight of California's health professionals. In July 2009, we reported that the Board of Registered Nursing took more than three years, on average, to investigate and discipline errant nurses. It failed to act against nurses whose misconduct already had been thoroughly documented and sanctioned by others. And the board gave probation to hundreds of nurses – ordering monitoring and work restrictions – then failed to crack down as many landed in trouble again and again. Read our complete coverage here.

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