Barbara K. Swehla

Ex-Board of Nursing director wins $160,279 in lawsuit against state

By   /  March 2, 2012  /  Montana, News  /  No Comments

HELENA – A jury on Friday awarded $160,279 to a former state Board of Nursing executive director, who said she was wrongfully fired for refusing to break the law in the way nurses were certified.
“I feel like the right thing has been done,” a tearful Barbara K. Swehla said after dabbing her eyes with tissue upon hearing […]

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Jury trial starts for former Board of Nursing executive director

By   /  February 27, 2012  /  Montana, News  /  No Comments

HELENA – A jury trial started Monday for a woman suing the state of Montana for firing her in April 2009, claiming officials pressured her to break the law in the way nurses are certified.
Jurors in the civil trial in Montana 1st District Judicial Court were told that Barbara K. Swehla was fired as executive […]

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Ex-nursing board chief sues state of Montana over firing

By   /  April 5, 2010  /  Montana, News  /  No Comments

By PHIL DRAKE
 HELENA – A woman who quit her state job in 2003 shortly after receiving disciplinary warnings and then rehired to the same position in 2006 is suing the state of Montana for then firing her in April, claiming state officials pressured her to break the law in the way nurses are certified.
Barbara K. […]

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