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Nurse Listing: Sonoma 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 34 nurses. <b>These nurses have Sonoma 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
Alonzo, Joe Moreno Revoked Apr. 19, 2009 PDF
Bartee, Sandra A. Probation May 2, 2007 PDF
Bartok, Stephanie Suzanne Revoked Jul. 11, 2008 PDF
Benest, Carole V. Surrendered Jan. 16, 2004 PDF
Berney, Dax E. Accusation pending Aug. 11, 2009 PDF
Boyce, Lynn Gail Revoked Apr. 3, 2008 PDF
Carroll, Ann Revoked Oct. 24, 2005 PDF
Cummings, Therese Surrendered Nov. 14, 2005 PDF
Dern, Theresa R. Revoked Jul. 15, 2006 PDF
Dobbs, Deborah Surrendered Oct. 2, 2006 PDF
Duisenberg, Katherine Ann Surrendered Jan. 23, 2004 PDF
Einstein, Steven L. Probation complete Apr. 11, 2009 PDF
Getzen, Rita Jane Surrendered Sep. 24, 2009 PDF
Gustavson, Helen Constance Surrendered Jul. 9, 2003 PDF
Haines (Burkhart), Deborah Ann Probation complete Feb. 11, 2006 PDF
Hennessy, Dana Adele Probation Dec. 13, 2007 PDF
Hyna, Iphigene Bettman* Probation complete Jun. 1, 2004 PDF
Johnson, Chad W. Probation complete Jun. 5, 2008 PDF
Johnson, Judith Probation complete Nov. 28, 2008 PDF
Lawler, Susan Marie Accusation pending May 16, 2008 PDF
Lewis, Judy Kaye Accusation pending Jun. 26, 2008 PDF
Lyda, Valerie Kathleen Surrendered Apr. 6, 2007 PDF
Maack, Cheri Diane Probation May 30, 2008 PDF
McClendon, Freddie R. Revoked Apr. 24, 2006 PDF
Miranne, Christopher Paul Revoked Jul. 8, 2009 PDF
Nolden, Sandra L. Revoked Oct. 30, 2008 PDF
Raynaud, Deborah N. Surrendered Aug. 30, 2003 PDF
Reed, Andrew Fernando Revoked Aug. 28, 2006 PDF
Roche, Claudia M. Probation complete Mar. 2, 2005 PDF
Rucker, Shelley Grace Accusation pending Aug. 28, 2009 PDF
Scandurra Fex, Margaret Anne Revoked Dec. 26, 2003 PDF
Soued, Toni Revoked Apr. 21, 2008 PDF
Tempel, Debra Sue Revoked Nov. 14, 2002 PDF
Wheaton, Laura Lynn Accusation pending Apr. 14, 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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