The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about June 25, 2018, when an RN from El Paso failed to fully assess a patient and initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when she found the aforementioned resident, who was full code status unresponsive. Instead, the RN told the certified nurse assistant (CNA) to get the Registered Nurse (RN) who was assigned to the resident. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the resident, including possible demise from lack of appropriate nursing intervention.
In response to the incident, the RN states that a CNA called out that she needed help, so she got up to see what was needed, and upon coming around the nursing station, she saw the RN assigned to the resident coming up the hall. She relates that she called out to him, and they walked into the resident’s room. She indicates that she stood at the doorway while the RN walked over to the resident.
The RN further explains that then they both walked back to the nurse station. She adds that the RN told her that the resident was apparently now gone, got his stethoscope from his bag, and went back to the resident’s room. She states that she headed back to her unit. She asserts that she doesn’t recall ever telling a CNA to call the RN, and was not aware of the resident’s code status.
However, without valid evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.