Any charges filed against an RN or an LVN could badly affect their license and their career as a nurse. This is why a nurse should never neglect the need to hire a nurse attorney for defense when such a circumstance happens.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at a hospital in Irving, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) months.
On or about August 12, 2019, while employed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, the RN exhibited inappropriate language in front of patients in that after returning from lunch, the RN was aggressively rude towards a patient who had just arrived, asking if her turn signal worked, stating she neglected to use it while turning into a parking space. Additionally, upon abruptly leaving the facility, the RN loudly yelled profanity directed toward patients and staff. Additionally, the RN’s conduct was likely to cause emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered with or disrupted the patient’s treatment.
On or about August 12, 2019, while employed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, the RN abandoned patients in that she left the facility abruptly after a disagreement with patients and staff, leaving three (3) scheduled patients without a provider. The RN’s conduct exposed the patients unnecessarily to the risk of harm in that leaving the nursing assignment could have resulted in the patient not getting the care needed.
In response, the RN states she was driving back from lunch and states a woman was driving and talking on her cell phone and took the turn towards the clinic, cutting her off. The RN states she parked on the far end and when she entered the clinic she asked the woman (patient) in a very neutral unthreatening voice if her turn signal was broken. The RN states she talked with the Director and told her the story of the dangerous driving. She states a coworker took the patient aside even after they were talked to about the incident of the patient’s driving. The RN states she suddenly saw red and just said one swear word that was not directed at the immediate staff or patients. The RN states she then walked out but noticed a patient near the front that may have heard it. The RN stated she is very sorry that she had to leave, but was very angry and thought she had been treated unfairly.
As a result, the RN was given disciplinary action by the Board. And also, her lack of an experienced nurse attorney to properly defend her case led to the suspension of her license which also affected her career as an RN. The RN was also said to be under probation due to her misconduct.
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