Every person who wants to become a professional LVN or RN in the state of Texas needs to go through several processes. This is the main reason why you should be careful when doing your job, or else, complaints or charges might be filed against you. Without the help of a nurse attorney, you might get suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a health facility in Waco, Texas, and assigned to UT Health Services, and had been in that position for one (1) year and nine (9) months.
On or about March 7, 2021, through March 11, 2021, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the said LVN was misrepresenting herself as a Registered Nurse (RN) to staff, patients, and the general public. The LVN’s behavior lead patients, coworkers, and the public into believing that she had the proper Certification and/or Licensure to be working in the Vaccine clinic/hub observation area.
Concerning the event that occurred, according to the LVN, on the day of March 7th, she was working an overtime shift at some vaccine hub and she arrived that morning and went to the observation room put her bags down the door where she would help navigate vaccinated people to have a seat and wait their time. The LVN states there was another lady there she spoke to and asked how things were going, and she was later approached by another nurse asking if she could help vaccinate since they were short-staffed. The LVN was asked while walking if she was a nurse. The LVN states she said yes, RN or LVN, the LVN stated LVN. The LVN asserted that she proceeded to set up so she could assist with giving vaccines that day until the end, and she was approached on March 11th by her supervisor to meet with her. The LVN was told by one of the staff members at the vaccine hub that she has been misrepresenting herself as an RN to the staff, and that she had a small talk about working towards her RN, but not that she was a licensed RN.
As a result, the RN was given disciplinary action by the Board. And also, her lack of an experienced nurse attorney to properly defend her case led to the suspension of her license which also affected her career as an RN. The RN was also said to be under probation due to her misconduct.
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