A licensed nurse in Texas whether an RN or an LVN can and may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Whenever an LVN or RN finds herself in such a situation, she will need to find the best nurse attorney in the country. This is important, as it is her only chance to protect her license. Otherwise, the Board of Nursing may find her guilty in the administrative case and order the revocation of her license.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Texarkana, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and nine (9) months.
On or about August 31, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the said RN left her nursing assignment without notifying the appropriate personnel. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure patients in that leaving the nursing assignment could have resulted in the patients not getting the care that they needed.
In response to the incident that happened, the sad RN admits she left the job that day but states she felt it was for her own safety and peace of mind. Furthermore, the afternoon of 08/31/2020 was a culmination of months of stressful workdays, poor staffing, and poor system guidance during the COVID-19 crisis. The RN adds that prior to this the work environment was very difficult and that the nursing staff worked in an aggressive male facility, they cared for inmates that required 24-hour care, the security staff was consistently short-staffed, and for the previous 5 months, the unit had been on a unit lockdown due to COVID-19.
As a response to the incidents, the RN states she practiced within the standards of care and properly administered all medications.
However, due to the lack of a nurse attorney to help her properly defend her side, the RN was put into discipline by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with a complaint filed before the Board against you or else, your RN license may be put in danger.
Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.