How dare you even say that a nurse should lose her license without knowing her, her work ethic, the quality of her work throughout her tenure, and without knowing all of the facts. The CMS report does not address the nurses experience level, whether or not she had received the training and competence to be a Resource Nurse, and does not address other patient situations that may have led to her being rushed.
With that said, I've heard of resource nurses providing coverage for a specific unit. I've never heard of a resource nurse for the hospital. Typically, when an RN is providing coverage for a hospital it's usually as a SWAT nurse, IV nurse, etc and the requirement always remains to not move on to the next patient unless you've made sure as a RN you're leaving the patient in a safe situation. The nurse who administered the vec immediately went to the ED to care for another patient. I'm sure someone told her, "after you give the versed, head to the ED, we need you there."
So while the nurse is the one who injected the medication, many people and departments dropped the ball here.
I'll tell you a story of my own. I was called in to go to work- there was a call out. When I arrived, I was told there was a code and I would be taking care of the post-code patient. The nursing supervisor called and asked me to come to the floor to care for the patient during transport, imaging, etc etc. I had no other patients and even though my charge nurse didn't want me to go to a unit I wasn't trained on, I still went.
Essentially, I used the nurses and aides as my gofers while I cared for the now intubated patient in a non-ICU. We were ready for transport- portable vent, monitoring, code meds, ambu bag, everything was ready. But, a CXR to confirm placement was still pending. The doctors, and the nurse supervisor, were pressuring me to go straight to the ICU and we can confirm placement there. Although I was newer to this hospital, I remember from my previous hospital to never transport post intubation until we have a CXR conforming placement. Well, it was my patient so I told the sup and the MD that I'm not going anywhere until we get the CXR and if they want to move the patient, then I need to endorse the patient to another nurse.
We waited for the CXR.
I guess the point of my relatively uneventful story is that many times, supervisors and docs will pressure us to do things that are not safe- that go against best practice and we always 100% of the time have to stand our ground and respectfully tell them to F off or bring another nurse.
To say a nurse should lose her license without even conducting an investigation is unprofessional and quite frankly, goes against the Nurse Practice Act of every state and territory of the USA.