Brownie, your source is a good one (naturally
-- it from Minnesota!), but it onlt pertains to Minnesota.
The site that would be most helpful to you for this sort of question is www.ncsbn.org
which is the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Type in your question and you can spend HOURS researching license info -- for any state!
PRN nurse, those cases you cited could and should have all been reported to the Board; and ANYBODY can report them, especially in the cases of med diversion, pt. abandonment (and leaving pts. unattended without anyone covering for the nurse for 2 hrs. is abandonment!); and also in the embezzlement/vulnerable adult situation you mentioned. Your case #3 is the only one that could be possibly considered eeexcuseable/defensible and that would depend on the facts of the case: was the nurse working overtime or extremely busy and made an HONEST mistake of forgetting to chart that she gave a narc? If that was the caes (and it DOES happen, especially when we are on that 14th or 15th hour of a double) then the nurse should have hired a lawyer and gone before the BoN herself. It would be documented that she was reported, but she may not be penalized, depending on the situation.