Nurse loses license for pocketing drugs

(Star Tribune) A St. Paul nurse who took oxycodone tablets meant for patients lost her license in April, according to a Minnesota Board of Nursing order.

Robin V. Gonsoski was under a 2011 stayed suspension for chemical dependency, mental health concerns, possible narcotics diversion and drunken-driving and shoplifting convictions, board records show.

Gonsoski failed to abide by the 2011 order when she waited a month too long to notify an Inver Grove Heights nursing home of the order after starting work there in September.

One day after notifying the home, supervisors questioned her about “discrepancies in her handling of [two residents’] oxycodone,” the board said.

Gonsoski admitted to opiate use and to diverting 12 pills from the home, the order said.

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