Every person who wants to become a professional RN or LVN nurse in the state of Texas needs to go through several processes. First of all, there is a need to complete tertiary education in a nursing school. After graduation, the next step is to take the nursing board examination. The goal is to pass the said exam in order to become part of the professional nurses in Texas.
All these only show that the process is not really easy. Hence, every LVN or RN nurse must take care of his nursing license. One wrong move can result to the suspension or revocation of the said license. The administrative body or agency that has the authority to hear cases regarding the nursing profession is the Texas Board of Nursing.
One of the recent cases filed before the Texas Board of Nursing involved RN nurse Von. He has been working as a RN nurse in a general hospital for almost twelve years already. Because of his hard work and enthusiasm in the performance of his duties in the hospital, he got a promotion to become a Director of Nursing for a department. This promotion meant a lot to the nurse. However, a case was filed against him before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
In the complaint, it was alleged that the RN nurse failed to ensured that nursing staff were properly trained, oriented, and/or competent to care for the central line of a particular patient who was admitted in the institution. The patient’s central line was cared for by nursing staff for over (1) week when in truth and in fact, there was no training or other competencies that were completed by the staff in question. The conduct of the RN nurse was likely to expose the patient to a risk, improper or incompetent nursing care.
The RN nurse was given an opportunity to be heard. The Texas Board of Nursing gave him sufficient time to defend the complaint filed against him. However, there was failure on the RN nurse’s part to find the right lawyer to handle his case. The negligence of the nursing defense lawyer led the professional RN nurse to lose his license.
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