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Hire a nurse attorney who is with experience to help you defend your case. All nurses in Texas is under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). All complaints or cases concerning the practice of the nurses are lodged before the TexasBoard of Nursing (BON). Thereafter, the members of the Board will hear the caseand decide on the issues or matters submitted for resolution. The partiescharged are given opportunity to be heard. This is part of their right to dueprocess.

In one of the recent cases decided by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), a RN failed to defend her license. Before a case was filed against her, she was employed as a staff nurse in a city hospital in Texas.

On or about March 12, 2017, while employed in a home health service center, and assigned to her patient, the RN lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she was observed to be sleeping while on duty by the patient’s sister.

The RN’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.

The Texas Board of Nursing summoned the RN to explain and defend her side. She admits to the allegation of dozing off during her shift. She further states the sister continues to allow her to provide nursing care for her son in which she continues to work night shifts. She states she recognizes the responsibility ofproviding adequate nursing care and will ensure that this does not occur in thefuture.

Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined and suspended her RN license because she failed to properly defend her case.

If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is whatyou need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for variouslicensing cases for 14 years.

Do you have questions about the TexasBoard of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.