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Nurses Who Behaved Badly (and Got Caught)

Updated June 14, 2019 2.6m views18 items

Nurses are here to provide medical help for the sick or dying. But in some instances, bad nurses aren’t interested in doing any of that. Some of them would rather steal meds or even kill patients rather than take care of them. In other instances,  nurses posts pictures of their patients on social media—a huge violation of privacy.

Read on to find out about nurses who behaved badly and got caught, nurses who broke the law, nurses who got fired, shocking nurse crimes, naughty nurses, and even the rare killer nurse. After reading this you’re going to think twice about ever going to the hospital again. 
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  • School Nurse Goes on Racist Tirade

    School Nurse Goes on Racist Tirade
    Video: YouTube
    A school nurse at Mundy’s Mill Middle School in Georgia went off on an 11 year old boy after he and another boy started throwing a bag of chips around. The nurse allegedly stormed up to the boy and said, "I will knock your lights and I will f*** you up," then proceeded to use a racial slur. 
  • Nurse Fired for Facebook Rant

    A nurse at Seton Medical Center in California was fired in 2011 after she made a Facebook post shortly before she went to work that read, "Instead of spending my birthday celebrating, I will be working all night cleaning up feces. I loathe that effin heffer!!! Burn in hell you effed up spawn of satan. I curse you and wish you a lifetime of pain and suffering." And she went on like that for another paragraph and a half. One of her coworkers (possibly the heffer?) read it and the nurse was let go.

  • Italian Nurse Kills 38 Patients

    Italian Nurse Kills 38 Patients
    Photo: PBS / Fair Use
    In 2014, a 42 year old Italian nurse was arrested after she killed 38 patients because she found them "annoying." She even went so far as to have one of her coworkers snap a quick pic of her next to a patient that she murdered with potassium chloride. The nurse was also known to give the patients large amounts of laxatives at the end of her shift to embarrass the nurses coming on duty after her. 
  • Nurse Fired for Insensitive Instagram Post

    Nurse Fired for Insensitive  Instagram Post
    Photo: ABC / Fair Use
    In 2014, a nurse at New York Presbyterian Hospital was fired for violating a patient privacy law after she posted an Instagram photo of a messy, but empty, room used to treat a man who was hit by a subway train, along with the phrase "#Man vs 6 train." The nurse in question, Katie Duke, had been featured on the reality show New York Med.