An RN arrested for domestic violence received a citation from the California Board of Registered Nursing.
The nurse was arrested for domestic violence on more than one occasion and the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requested an explanation. As lawyers who defend nurses we explained that prosecutors declined to file charges against the nurse, and that the complaining spouse was never injured and appeared to be filing police reports for advantage in a divorce case. We also showed that the RN is a good nurse with no criminal record.
The BRN filed a citation. A California nurse can pay a citation without admitting guilt. Unlike an Accusation, the citation does not appear on the Department of Consumer Affairs website. For more about citations against California Registered Nurses, see Citation By CA Nursing Board: What Does It Mean?