Sleeping while on duty is the most common mistake an RN could make. The Board may find an RN lacked the fitness to practice because of this reason. Although there are other factors and aspects to look for if you are really a fit to practice nursing. If you are summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, you need a nurse attorney to represent you in court.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a pediatric facility in Plano, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about April 22, 2019, through April 23, 2019, while employed as an RN at a pediatric facility in Plano, Texas, and assigned to provide nursing care for a patient, RN lacked the fitness to practice professional nursing in that she was sleeping during her shift. RN’s conduct could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
In response to this incident, RN explains that she was not aware she fell asleep until the next day when she was called in by the pediatric facility and the report was made. RN states she takes her duties, the Nurse Practice Act, and rules and regulations very seriously and the intent was not to cause harm or neglect.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B),(1)(E),(4)&(5).
The RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action as a result of violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
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