Being a registered nurse is not an easy thing to do. There are many rules and regulations that must be complied with by every professional nurse in the state of Texas. The process of obtaining a nursing license is quite difficult. It can take years before one can become a professional RN nurse. However, its suspension or revocation can happen overnight depending on how serious a particular case is.
To illustrate how a nursing license can be suspended or revoked by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), let us talk about the case of Michael. He is a R.N. nurse in Houston, Texas. He has worked as a staff nurse and camp nurse in three different medical institutions. Everything was going on well for him until he was made a respondent in a complaint before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
The Registered Nurse Michael was employed at in the emergency department of a hospital. During his employment, the RN nurse discharged a Patient Medical Record with the wrong discharge instructions and prescriptions. His act was clearly a sign that there was negligence on his part. For failure to follow the right instructions, the professional nurse placed the life of the discharged patient in danger.
Aside from the wrongful act above, the RN nurse was also found to have deflated the indwelling urinary catheter balloons of two patients when he was obtaining a urine specimen. The RN nurse submitted to the laboratory the withdrawn saline solution instead of the specimens of the actual urine. The misconduct was alleged to be likely to injure the patients from clinical care decisions formulated based upon inaccurate urine culture results.
A notice was served to the RN nurse in accordance with the Texas Law. She waived her right to be represented by a nursing defense lawyer. As a result, she lost in the case. Lucky for her, the RN nurse only got her nursing license suspended. Do not let the same thing happen to you.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) disciplinary process? Contact the RN/LVN nurse license defense attorneyT Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.