In 2017-2018, 115 investigations were opened. Discipline included denial of application, fines, reprimands, probation, monitoring, suspension, and revocation.
In 2017-2018, there were 569 investigations opened. Many were disciplined in a variety of ways, including a denial of application, fines, reprimands, probation, monitoring, suspension, and revocation.
In 2017-2018, investigations against APRNs were 79, compared to 71 in 2016-2017, and 41 in 2015-2016.
TOTAL INVESTIGATIONS OPENED
(Excluding CE Audits) 2017-18
Open investigations against APRNs, Nurses and CNAs in Nevada
Top Six Reasons for Being Investigated
Ranked by Most Frequent
1. FRAUDULENT APP'N
Marking "no" on your app when it should be "yes" or visa versa
Drug diversion, impairment, discrepancies, etc.
2. FAILING CE AUDIT
Failure to pass an audit for continuing education credits
5. EXPIRED LICENSE
Failure to keep license active, and practicing without it
3. BElOW STANDARDS
Carrying out duties in way that falls below recognized standards
6. BEYOND SCOPE
Practicing in an area that is beyond your scope