Nursing college didn’t investigate Wettlaufer firing because she admitted errors

Kelly Grant, Globe and Mail

The former nurse, already sentenced to life in prison for the murders of elderly patients, was found guilty of professional misconduct and formally stripped of her licence. The regulatory body for Ontario nurses decided against launching a formal investigation into the firing of Elizabeth Wettlaufer, later revealed to be a serial killer, because it heard from Ms. Wettlaufer’s former boss that the nurse was upfront about making medication errors and had no “underlying” issues. But the long-term care facility in Woodstock, Ontario, that dismissed Ms. Wettlaufer in 2014 sent the College of Nurses of Ontario a summary of 10 workplace violations that suggest the home had serious concerns about her performance at the time she was fired, according to correspondence obtained by the Globe and Mail.

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