An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
One such incident happened to an RN in September 2017. During the time of the incident, she was currently employed as RN in a medical facility in San Angelo, Texas.
On or about September 18, 2017, while employed as an Emergency Room Registered
Nurse in a medical facility in San Angelo, the RN allegedly engaged in unprofessional conduct in that she submitted a certificate indicating she had successfully completed the Advanced Cardiopulmonary Life Support online class even though it had been completed by two co-workers on her behalf while she was not present. Her conduct was likely to deceive any accrediting body who relied on the fraudulent certificates to verify her current certification, which was required for the position.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side.
During the hearing, the RN states she tried to get permission to attend ACLS classes since the beginning of summer on four occasions; however, each time was told that staffing could not accommodate her requests. She states that when she returned to work there was a version 2010 ACLS card on the desk with a note requiring her to sign the card and return it to her supervisor’s box. She states it was a poor decision to sign the card, but the hospital program was the 2010 version and she did not turn it in for educational credits as she completed this program in 2013 and the hospital’s computer version had expired in 2015. Information provided by the hospital human resources department shows 2010 in the upper right-hand corner with completion of the course dated 2017. The RN further states she later completed the appropriate up to date 2015 version at class in San Antonio on October 27, 2017.
Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good San Angelo nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney in San Angelo is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why San Angelo Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.