Being an RN in Texas is not an easy thing to do. There are so many things that you need to take into consideration if you want to continue using your nursing license. Defending or protecting your license as a nurse can be done by the help of a nurse attorney. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) can suspend your RN license whenever you are found liable
Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened to a RN in San Antonio, Texas. During the time of the incident, the RN has just been in the position for only one month.
On or about July 29, 2016, while assigned to provide nursing care to a patient, the RN lacked fitness to practice vocational nursing in that she was found sleeping while caring for the patient.
Additionally, the RN admitted to feeling tired and her eyes getting heavy. Her conduct could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s condition, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
The RN was given the chance to defend her case by having a nurse attorney. In response to the case filed against her, she states that on the night of July 28th she was on shift from 11pm to 7am. Around mid-shift she felt herself getting tired so she turned on the television and sat on the floor to keep herself from accidentally dozing off. She remembers seeing a commercial on the television and that is when her eyes started getting heavy. The patient’s mother then walked in the room and startled her. The RN further states she was not feeling drowsy after being startled.
Due to the series of event happened, the Texas BON found the RN guilty and her license was disciplined and suspended.
She lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney.
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 Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.