Every person who wants to become a professional nurse needs to go through several processes. First, 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 to become part of the professional nurses. Therefore, RNs and LVNs should be more careful whenever they are on their duty. All these only show that the process is not easy. Hence, every RN/LVN must take care of their license. Failure to hire the best nurse attorney to defend their case could simply lead to license suspension or revocation. The administrative body or agency that has the authority to hear cases regarding the nursing profession is the Texas Board of nursing.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Georgetown, Texas, and had been in that position for eleven (11) months.
On or about May 13, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Georgetown, Texas, RN was accused of the following:
- RN lacked fitness to practice professional nursing in that he was unable to show basic nursing knowledge, was observed rocking unsteadily, slurring his speech and uncomfortably asking a patient what they wanted to be when they grew up. RN’s condition could have affected his ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgements, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
- RN failed to properly start an IV on a pediatric patient. When another nurse entered the patient’s room, the patient was found restrained in a sheet, with the tourniquet still on the patient’s arm, which was beet red, without the IV started. RN’s conduct may have prolonged and interfered with the patient’s treatment.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10),(12)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(T) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(E),(4),(5),(6)(A)&(10)(B).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN enough time to defend the complaints filed against him. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle his case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the RN’s license under disciplinary action.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.