Some nurses tend to forget the fact that they can hire Houston BON attorneys when accused of a case they wish to deny or never committed. This is because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
On or about September 15, 2017, the Texas Board of Nursing learned that an LVN from Houston did not meet the requirements for graduation from the US Army Practical Nurse Course. Graduation from an approved nursing program is a condition for eligibility to sit for the licensure exam. The LVN apparently sat for the examination, and upon passing the test became licensed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse on July 5, 2012.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side of the story. In response to the incident, the LVN states that during the spring of 2011, there was an issue with the Practical Nurse course exam, wherein students were tested on materials that had not been covered in the class. This resulted in a significant portion of the class receiving an “incomplete” for the overall course.
The affected students petitioned the administration, which was at first unsympathetic. After an unsuccessful first attempt, the LVN and the other students appealed to the dean and program director, who told them their grades would be changed and they would be allowed to graduate. The LVN subsequently received credit for the Practical Nurse course and pursuant to her successful completion of the Practical Nurse Course,
The Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from Houston BON attorneys as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.