In New Jersey, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are often accused by their patients or employers of neglect or abuse of patients in their care. Usually these charges arise out of employment at nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and hospitals. As a New Jersey attorney who represents many licensed or certified health care providers, I see a steep rise in the number of CNAs and LPNs who are fired from their jobs and who are threatened with placement on the New Jersey’s “abuse registry” for alleged patient abuse or patient neglect. Many CNAs and LPNs lose their