The Texas Board of Nursing has filed formal charges against 23 nurses practicing in the United State of America for certificates forgery.⁣ In a statement on its official website, the Board listed names of the accused nurses of which not less than 18 are suspected to be from Nigeria.

According to the Texas Board of Nurses, all the suspects were caught in a grand fraudulent diploma/transcript scheme as revealed by an ongoing investigations.⁣ The code-named is ‘Operation Nightingale,’ the multi-state coordinated law enforcement action involving the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), was launched on January 25, 2023, to arrest individuals engaged in a scheme to sell false and fraudulent nursing degree diplomas and transcripts. From the names released by the board it shows that not less than 18 Nigerian nurses are involved.