Quinnesec Nurse Has License Summarily Suspended

Contact: T.J. Bucholz (517) 241-2112
Agency: Community Health

June 29, 2004

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the nursing license of Andrea Jane Wickman, L.P.N., due to her felony conviction in the 41st Judicial Circuit Court, Dickinson County, Michigan. Wickman failed to report her conviction to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On January 6, 2004, Wickman pled guilty to Larceny in a Building. The conviction stemmed from Wickman’s diversion of controlled substances from her employer. Wickman was sentenced to four months incarceration, placed on probation for a period of 12 months, and ordered to pay fines, costs and fees totaling $940.00.

On June 17, 2004, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Wickman’s license pursuant to the Public Health Code, which provides for the mandatory summary suspension of a health professional’s license upon the conviction of a felony. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Wickman’s L.P.N. license.

For more information on disciplinary actions taken by the health professional licensing boards within MDCH, please go to http://www.michigan.gov/mdch, and click on Health Systems and Licensing.