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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.

A perfect example of this incident happened to a nurse in Texas. At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a hospital in Texas and had been in this position for two months.

On or about December 12, 2012, the LVN physically abused a patient by shaking him vigorously and causing him to roll over. Additionally, she admitted to shaking the patient. As a result, an investigation conducted by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services confirmed that she physically abused the patient.

The LVN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to the risk of harm.

In response to the incident, the LVN states that to determine responsiveness, she “gently shook or nudged” his left shoulder, causing him to rock back and forth while continuing to call his name. According to the LVN, the patient made a noise under the covers and rolled himself onto his back, and sat up in the bed.

The LVN states that when the patient told him he could not discuss his medications, the LVN left the room. She states that he acted out of complete concern for the patient and was not assertive enough to have been physically abusive. She explains that he may have admitted to shaking the patient afterward but that’s the terminology he learned in CPR training to determine a patient’s responsiveness. It was later explained to him by the Charge nurse that they do not wake patients to give medication education because of the possible dangers.

Because of the incident, the Texas Board of Nursing investigated the nurse and suspended her license.

However, without valid evidence and an expert nurse attorney to defend her, the LVN was suspended and disciplined.

Any case can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney in Texas ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation.

The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.