False documentation is a serious case, which is why a nurse license attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges but failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
An RN from San Angelo is a concrete example of this. At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as a Clinical Instructor with a university in San Angelo, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) years and five (5) months.
On or about January 28, 2018, through February 4, 2018, while employed as a Clinical Instructor for the BSN Nursing program with a university in San Angelo, Texas, RN instructed her Spring, 2018 clinical group students, to complete clinical documentation for clinical hours not obtained and/or completed. Additionally, RN instructed students to tell the same story regarding clinical activity in order to conceal the truth. RN’s conduct was deceptive.
In response, RN states that the time missed was to be completed in the two “free” clinical dates that were open. RN states that no clinical time would have been missed at the end of the course. RN states that on February 2, 2018, her students arrived at clinical at 0630, and RN arrived at 0645 to ensure appropriate placement. RN states that at 1100 she wasn’t feeling well, and she told her students that they could leave early. RN states that on February 3, 2018, she went to the emergency department at 0300 due to being ill but told her students to meet her for clinical at the front as she should be okay. RN states that when she knew she was going to be ill and late for clinical, she did not call any other instructor to cover for her as they were already having to cover her drill weekend. RN states that at no time did she ever think to call someone to cover her for an hour and a half that morning as it was time that she could have made up another day. RN states that the previous weekend she had the flu and called off clinical but ensured her students that clinical time could be made up.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10), Texas Occupations Code, and are a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B),(1)(G)&(6)(H).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN enough time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right RN / LVN license attorney to handle her case. The negligence of the RN / LVN led to the decision of the Texas BON to impose disciplinary action on the RN’s license.
So, if you are facing a complaint from the Texas BON, it’s best to seek legal advice first. San Angelo Nurse License Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 200 nurse BON license cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Nurse License Attorney Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.