Are you interested in getting a professional nursing license in the Houston, Texas? Did you know that your dream of becoming a nurse is not an easy thing to achieve? You need a lot of focus and determination to finish your nursing education. Once you graduate, the next step to take is to pass the board exam. Upon passing the examination, you are already considered as a member of the professional nurses in the state.
All LVN or RN nurses are under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). All complaints or cases concerning the practice of the nursing license are lodged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Thereafter, the members of the Board will hear the case and decide on the issues or matters submitted for resolution. The parties charged are given opportunity to be heard. This is part of their right to due process.
In one of the recent cases decided by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), a particular RN nurse named Joey failed to defend his nursing license. Before a case was filed against him, he was employed as a staff nurse in a state hospital.
On or about September 27, 2016, while employed as a LVN nurse and assigned to provide nursing care to a particular patient. The LVN nurse was observed sleeping while he was on duty. The conduct of Joey could have affected his ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patient’s conditions. At the same time, it was also stated that it could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessment, judgments, and decisions. Lastly, his conduct placed the life of the patient in potential danger.
The LVN nurse stated in his defense that he inadvertently fell asleep, but it was not his intention to do so. Unfortunately for him, all he did was to ignore the notice and summons from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The LVN nurse did not even bother to find a nursing defense lawyer to help him during the litigation. The trial proceeded without him presenting some evidence to prove his innocence. All these events led to the finding of guilty on his part. The Texas Board of Nursing ordered for the revocation of his nursing license.
If you are looking for a Texas nurse license defense lawyer that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An has over 10 years’ experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of nurses in Texas protect their nursing license.