Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a reliable nurse attorney for the case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to defend them. Unfortunately, this RN from El Paso, Texas happens to be one of them.
On or about October 26, 2008, during an Online Renewal Document to the Texas Board of Nursing in which the RN provided false, deceptive, and/or misleading information, she answered “No” to the question: “Have you, within the past 24 months or since your last renewal, for any criminal offense.
The RN failed to disclose that on or about May 30, 2008, she was found Guilty of ISSUANCE OF A BAD CHECK, a Class C misdemeanor offense she committed on August 25, 2003.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states she never meant to mislead or give false information. Before starting nursing school in 2006, she wrote the board to verify his eligibility to sit for the NCLEX-PN and hold a license in Texas as a LVN. On another occasion when renewing her license, she also divulged information that she was arrested because of a ticket that was unpaid. She had no intention of providing the State of Texas with misleading information as she has never withheld or omitted this valuable information. The RN thought was the case had been solved previously and this was unpaid restitution. She did not think that this information had to be disclosed on the renewal application.
Unfortunately, with the lack of an effective nurse attorney to defend her case, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to take disciplinary action against the RN.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the RN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.