Head of PCC nursing program resigning after inquiry

2014-01-29T12:24:00Z 2014-01-29T12:52:52Z Head of PCC nursing program resigning after inquiryBy Carol Ann Alaimo Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 29, 2014 12:24 pm  • 

The head of the nursing and health program at Pima Community College is resigning after the school hired an outside investigator to find out if she tried to solicit prescription painkillers from subordinates.

Registered nurse Marty Mayhew’s last day on campus was Tuesday.

The findings of PCC’s probe have now been turned over to the Arizona State Board of Nursing, which investigates misconduct by RNs, Chancellor Lee Lambert said today.

Mayhew, 60, denied the employee drug allegations in a news interview last fall, telling the Arizona Daily Star there was “absolutely no truth” to the claims.

Lambert said he can’t get into specifics about the college’s findings while the Nursing Board is conducting its probe.

“Given what we’ve uncovered and what the impact may be we have a duty to report it,” Lambert said of PCC’s decision to work with the state agency.

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