According to a news release from the state Attorney General's Office, 38-year-old Meshelle Settles was sentenced by Rock County Circuit Court Judge Richard Werner on Thursday.
Settles also was ordered to pay almost $7,300 in restitution, get alcohol and other drug abuse assessment and take anger management counseling.
According to the criminal complaint, Settles worked as a private duty nurse in September of 2011, caring for a child with extreme disabilities.
The child's mother fired Settles in November of 2011 after she arrived intoxicated at work on two occasions. Settles continued to submit claims to Medicaid for payment through December of 2011.