TEXARKANA, Arkansas- A licensed vocational nurse has been arrested an charged with the death of an inmate at the Bi-State Justice Center in Texarkana, Arkansas.
According to authorities the nurse was arrested Friday for misdemeanor negligent homicide. The courts have not reported what the formal charges against the 26-year old nurse are, but the inmate was in her care when he died.
The inmate apparently died of diabetic ketoacidosis according to the autopsy report.
The nurse had already been arrested on June 28 for violation of probation for drug charges.
Why does it always seem like nursing homes and correctional facilities only hire LPN’s.LVN’s and these nurses often don;t have enough experience and training to recognize serious symptoms such as these.
Maybe they do and just turn a blind eye because they’re inmates. What do you think about this?
This is sad. It seems like nurses are getting arrested and charged criminally more and more these days just for doing their jobs and making mistakes. There’s something wrong with this picture. People make mistakes and shouldn’t be charged criminally for it. That’s just wrong 😉
LPNs and LVNs can be highly skilled. I don’t think it;s right to assume that just because she was an LVN and not an RN that that’s the reason she is being charged with negligence in the death of this man.
Sounds like she had no business in nursing, period, if she is already on probation for drug related crime and now this. Eeeek! These are the kind of nurses that give the entire nursing community a bad reputation