VANCOUVER, May 19 /CNW/ - In the interest of protecting the public, the
College of Registered Nurses of B.C. (CRNBC) is notifying potential
employers and the public that Jeraldin Galla Patungan of Surrey, B.C.
is not and has never been a registered nurse in B.C. As such, she has
never been authorized to work, practice or present herself as a
registered nurse in B.C.
Patungan recently obtained employment as a registered nurse under false
pretences. CRNBC is aware that she has since left that employer.
"CRNBC is required to have information for employers and others to
confirm the registration status of registered nurses and nurse
practitioners in B.C.," said Laurel Brunke, CRNBC CEO and Registrar.
"This situation underscores how crucial it is that employers confirm
with CRNBC first-hand, the registration status of a potential
employee." Employers and members of the public can verify registration
status at www.crnbc.ca or by calling the CRNBC.
The College of Registered Nurses of B.C. is the regulatory body for
37,000 registered nurses, nurse practitioners and licensed graduate
nurses in B.C.
SOURCE College of Registered Nurses of BC
For further information:
604.736.7331, ext. 313