By TRAVIS LOLLER Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hundreds of health care workers are protesting outside a Nashville courthouse where a former Tennessee nurse faces up to eight years in prison for mistakenly causing the death of a patient.
RaDonda Vaught was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide in March after she accidentally administered the wrong medication.
At minimum, the judge could give her a suspended sentence on Friday.
Her conviction is a rallying point for nurses frustrated by poor working conditions made worse by the pandemic.
Some have left bedside nursing and others have left the profession altogether, saying the risk of going to prison for a mistake has made nursing intolerable.