Sleeping while at work is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their RN or LVN license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.

At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Galveston, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month.

It was on or about September 26, 2017, while the LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse to the said hospital, and assigned to provide skilled nursing care to a patient, the LVN lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that he was observed to be sleeping while on duty. Subsequently, after being questioned by staff, the LVN submitted a written statement in which he admitted to dozing off. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it adversely affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patient’s conditions, 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.

Then on or about January 14, 2018, the LVN lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that he was observed to be sleeping while on duty by the patient. Subsequently, after being questioned by staff, the LVN verbally admitted to sleeping. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it adversely affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patient’s conditions, 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.

But because of the incident that happened, the Texas Board of Nursing came up with the decision to put the LVN under discipline after the LVN was summoned by the Board and was given the chance to defend herself from the accusation wherein the LVN states that working in quiet bedrooms is not for him. However, she failed to hire an experienced nurse attorney to defend her. Having a nurse attorney when dealing with a case is such a great help especially when you don’t want your license to be in danger.

The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action. The assistance of a nurse attorney could have helped the case become better for the RN. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.