Crossing the Line: Sexual Misconduct by Nurses Reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank

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A groundbreaking study published by Public Citizen in the journal Public Health Nursing showed that state nursing boards are failing to protect patients from nurses who engage in sexual misconduct. According to the study, only 882 U.S. registered licensed practical or vocational nurses have been reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank over 14 years (from 2003 through 2016) because of such misconduct.

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