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Nurse Listing: San Luis Obispo 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 27 nurses. <b>These nurses have San Luis Obispo 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
Anderson, Joann Marie Accusation pending Aug. 11, 2009 PDF
Beaulieu, Eli Robert Probation Nov. 1, 2009 PDF
Beltz, Donald Robert* Accusation pending Nov. 14, 2007 PDF
Bigley, Karla Ann Revoked Aug. 25, 2007 PDF
Casella, Stephen Andrew* Surrendered Sep. 23, 2005 PDF
Cutcliffe, Shirley Anne* Revoked Jul. 31, 2003 PDF
Halquist, Donna Jean Surrendered May 4, 2006 PDF
Heredia, Taunja Rana Surrendered Dec. 9, 2009 PDF
Holze, Tanya Lyn Probation Dec. 3, 2009 PDF
Johnson, Jennifer Gayle Surrendered Aug. 21, 2008 PDF
Jones, James Aden Probation May 15, 2008 PDF
Keefe, Anita Maria Accusation pending Apr. 22, 2009 PDF
Kelso, Mary Cooper* Surrendered May 10, 2006 PDF
Killins, Donna Lee Surrendered Nov. 19, 2008 PDF
Kutz, Diana Lynn Surrendered Jun. 16, 2008 PDF
Lomath, Philip Allen Revoked Mar. 7, 2008 PDF
Maghni, Maria Revoked May 14, 2004 PDF
Malcolm, Dawn Lori Surrendered Sep. 2, 2009 PDF
Nelson, Lisa Mary Probation Nov. 13, 2009 PDF
Petersen, Brenda Sue Accusation pending Aug. 19, 2009 PDF
Plourde, Michael Revoked Jan. 22, 2003 PDF
Plymale, Alan William Surrendered Aug. 15, 2008 PDF
Smith, Paul Robert Probation complete Oct. 1, 2009 PDF
Smith-Deegan, Gail Revoked Jun. 3, 2005 PDF
Spencer, Jamie Susan Revoked Feb. 15, 2008 PDF
Thornton, Catherine Marie Surrendered Jul. 17, 2006 PDF
Winkel, Linda Kathleen Revoked Apr. 29, 2005 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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