I recently found a USA Today article that details how nurses can move from state to state and keep working in spite of incompetence and criminal activity.  There is a compact among 24 states whereby a license obtained in a nurse’s home state allows access to work in the other compact states. But an investigation conducted by, ProPublica, the non-profit news organization, found that the pact also has allowed nurses with records of misconduct to put patients in jeopardy. In some cases, nurses have retained clean multi-state licenses after at least one compact state had banned them.

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