The Oklahoma Board of Nursing Wednesday revoked for 20 years the license of a former OU Children’s Hospital nurse who admitted to police she may have injured an ill baby in her care.
Former RN Renny Jacob also will be required to pay a fine of $6,000 within 90 days of Wednesday’ s ruling, according to the consent order, which the board voted unanimously to accept.
Jacob’s license had been under temporary suspension pending the outcome of the hearing.
“The temporary suspension of Respondent’s license to practice registered and licensed practical nursing shall be revoked for twenty (20) years,” the order reads.
Jacob wept quietly following the ruling. She and her attorneys exited the hearing without comment.
Brandon Shinn, the father of Nathan Shinn, the now-deceased baby who was injured in the course of treatment at Children’s Hospital, said the revocation for 20 years was not enough.
“I don’t think it’s fair to us,” Shinn said. “I don’t think she should be in the medical field at all. What are they gonna do when it happens again?”
Jacob’s case was the subject of an investigative series on so-called lawsuit reform in Oklahoma Gazette. For the full version of this story, read next week’s Gazette. “Ben Fenwick
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