Every person who wants to become a professional nurse needs to go through several processes. First, there is a need to complete tertiary education in a nursing school. After graduation, the next step is to take the nursing board examination. The goal is to pass the said exam to become part of a professional nurse. Therefore, RNs and LVNs should be more careful whenever they are on their duty. All these only show that the process is not easy. Hence, every RN/LVN must take care of their license. Failure to hire the best nurse attorney to defend their case could simply lead to license suspension or revocation. The administrative body or agency that has the authority to hear cases regarding the nursing profession is the Texas Board of Nursing.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Temple, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) years and six (6) months.
On or about September 18, 2019, while employed as an Emergency Room Registered Nurse at a hospital in Temple, Texas, RN engaged in unprofessional conduct in that she submitted a certificate indicating she had successfully completed the Advanced Cardiopulmonary Life Support online class even though it had been completed by two (2) co-workers on her behalf while she was not present. RN’s conduct was likely to deceive any accrediting body that relied on the fraudulent certificates to verify her current certification, which was required for the position.
In response to the above incident, the RN states she tried to get permission to attend ACLS classes since the beginning of summer on four occasions; however, each time was told that staffing could not accommodate her requests. RN states that when she returned to work there was a version 2010 ACLS card on the desk with a note requiring her to sign the card and return it to her supervisor’s box. RN states it was a poor decision to sign the card, but the hospital’s program was the 2010 version and she did not turn it in for educational credits as she completed this program in 2013 and the hospital’s computer version had expired in 2015. Information provided by the hospital human resources department shows 2010 in the upper right-hand corner with completion of course dated 2019. RN further states she later completed the appropriate up to date 2015 version at class in Temple on October 27, 2019.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(6)(I).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN sufficient time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle her case. The negligence of the nurse attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the RN’s license under disciplinary action.
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