Nurse suspended for stealing oxycodone

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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:00 am

A Gretna registered nurse had her license suspended for a year by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services after stealing oxycodone from a long-term care facility.

Nichole Chase was convicted in Saunders County District Court on March 18 for attempted possession of a controlled substance after it was discovered that about 20 oxycodone pills went missing from Chase’s place of employment on Oct. 12, 2012.

Law enforcement records show Chase admitted to stealing the oxycodone, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ petition for disciplinary action.

Chase told the state she was addicted to pain medication and has since gone through rehab and enrolled in a year of group therapy. The petition cites four causes for disciplinary action, and Chase settled with the state to have her license suspended until Oct. 19, 2014.

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