There are many requirements before one can become a professional nurse in the state of Texas. The first step is to finish college and get a degree in nursing. Thereafter, the graduate needs to study again for around six months in order to prepare himself for the licensure exam. When this is completed, the next step is to take the exam administered by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Before one can apply for eligibility to take the licensure examination, it is mandatory that the applicant shall submit a petition before the Board.
Everyone is reminded to be honest in the applications filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). When the members of the Board discover any fraud or irregularity in the application, they have the authority to prevent a particular nursing graduate from taking the licensure examination. This is what happened to Alex whose application was denied by the Board. The dismissal was ordered after hearing the case, wherein Alex did not get any representation from a counsel.
In the application form, one of the important questions asked is whether or not the applicant has been cited or charged with any violation of the law. This is necessary in order to determine whether or not the aspiring nurse has committed any criminal activity. Such knowledge is significant in knowing the qualifications of the interested applicant. As we all know, being a nurse requires a high level of professionalism. At the same time, every RN or LVN nurse is expected to possess the characteristics of a good citizen. Otherwise, he shall not be a given the privilege to practice professional nursing in Texas.
Unfortunately for Alex, he was not able to get the right lawyer to help him defend his case. It was one of the reasons why the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) did not allow him to take the licensure examination. However, this does not mean that he is already barred for life to take the exam. He can still appeal the decision.
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