Nurses are expected to act professionally and are expected to do their duties and responsibilities well. But if an RN neglect to do his/her duties right, there is an appropriate consequence for such misconduct. If you will be summoned by the Board, it is best to have a nurse attorney to represent you in court.
At the time of the incident, the RN was employed as a Registered at a hospital in Plano, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) months.
The incident happened on or about January 19, 2019, through March 2019, when the RN was assigned to provide nursing care to a patient, the RN submitted visit notes for hours not worked. Further, the RN admitted to her employer that she received money for hours not worked and offered to return the money to her employer. The RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate information on which to base their care decisions. The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud and deceive the agency of money paid to the RN for hours that were not actually worked.
In response to the incident, the RN admits to her but states that she was afraid of upsetting the mother because of her tendency to act out against nurses. The RN states that she did not try to hide what she had done; instead, she explained what was occurring when asked. The RN also states that she came in on days off and came in early to make up the time where the mother wanted her to leave early. The RN states she also returned all money involved. She also added that the mother of the child informed her she wanted her to leave early but not to change her hours so that she approved care hours would not change and this is what the mother expected from the nurses caring for her child. Additionally, the RN states that other nurses had complied with the mother’s instructions.
As a result, the RN’s conduct put her into disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing. She failed to hire a nurse attorney to fully defend her case and have led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
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