Nurse at Assisted Living Facility Arrested, Prior Criminal Convictions Later Discovered

A nurse employed at one assisted living facility was arrested for involvement in a fight at the facility. Following a police investigation, the nurse was ultimately charged with battery and bodily harm. Following the charges, it was brought to light that this nurse had prior criminal convictions, to which the facility administrator responded he was unaware. The facility’s policy in place was to not employ staff with prior felony convictions.  

According to the facility administrator, the facility was not aware of the nurse’s prior criminal convictions. The background check performed on the nurse only went back seven years, which the administrator claims is why the convictions went unnoticed. Some of the nurse’s prior charges included attempted murder and criminal recklessness, for which she spent several years in prison. For more, read the story.