08/28/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Thousands Of California Nurses Punished By Other States Maintain California Licenses

The state's Board of Registered Nursing has discovered that some 3,500 of its nurses have been punished for misconduct by other states -- hundreds even had their licenses revoked -- while maintaining clean licenses in California.

As many as 2,000 of these nurses now will face discipline in California, officials estimate. That's more registered nurses than the state has sanctioned in the last four years combined.