Nurse Who Took Pics of Patients Private Parts At Syracuse University Surrenders License


By James T. Mulder

A nurse who took photos of an unconscious Upstate University Hospital patient's penis with her smart phone has turned in her nursing license.

The state Education Department announced it has approved a request from Kristen Johnson, 27, of Fulton to surrender her license.

In a signed consent agreement, Johnson did not contest a charge that she practiced nursing with moral unfitness.

Johnson was arrested in May of 2015 after a nine-month investigation.

Johnson pleaded guilty in November to misdemeanor disseminating of unlawful surveillance photos. Felony charges against her were reduced as part of her plea which required she give up her license to practice as a registered nurse and spend three years on probation.

In addition to photographing the male patient's genitals, Johnson used her iPhone 5 to take a video of another nurse cleaning an incapacitated female patient's gastrointestinal blood clot, according to court papers.


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