In the State of Texas, every individual who wants to become a nurse must take an examination to obtain a LVN/RN license. No one can provide health care or administer medicines to patient without possessing the necessary professional nursing license. Keeping this license is challenging especially that cases can be easily filed against nurses in Texas before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
There was this case involving a professional RN named Alona wherein she was adjudged liable by the Texas Board of Nursing for gross violation. The case ended badly for the nurse because the proper authorities eventually revoked her nursing license. She tried to file an appeal for the case but her lawyer failed to overturn the decision.
Before a case was filed before her, Alona was a employed as a resident nurse with a medical center in the state of Texaas. She held the position for four years and nine months. While working as a registered RN nurse, she was found to have been positive for the use of prohibited drugs. Such act was a gross violation of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act).
The use of morphine by a Registered Nurse (RN), while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s conditions, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational and appropriate assessments, judgments and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
As already mentioned above, the hearing of the case before the Texas Board of Nursing turned out bad. The RN nurse, Alona, ended up losing her job at the medical center. Moreover, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) decided to revoke her nursing license.
If a case a similar situation happens to you, make sure that you obtain a RN/LVN defense attorney. If you have received a letter from the Texas BON for use of drugs/alcohol or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas Nurse Defense Attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your nursing license. Call or Text, Attorney Yong J. An at 832 428 5679.