Every practicing RN or LVN nurse in the state of Texas is required to follow certain rules and regulations imposed by the government. These laws and statutes were implemented to insure that the safety of the patients is protected by the state. The nursing profession is not an easy journey. An LVN or RN nurse who commits any violation can place his nursing license in jeopardy. The Texas Board of Nursing has the authority to revoke or suspend any nurse’s license in the country for as long as there is a justifiable reason.
In the case of Korina, who obtained a license to practice vocational nursing in Texas, she found herself in a comprising situation. The LVN nurse failed to comply with a random criminal background audit check. When the results of the random audit check were made available, the administration of the hospital found out that Korina has a non-disclosed history.
The results show that the LVN nurse actually entered a plea of guilty to driving while intoxicated. Driving a vehicle while intoxicated is considered as a Class A misdemeanor offense in Texas. However, three years after the said incident, he was found guilty again of the same offense for the second time. The unfortunate events did not stop there. The LVN nurse was again arrested and placed under police custody for driving while intoxicated for the third time.
The Texas Board of Nursing found out that the LVN nurse failed to report all the offenses she committed. In fact, she even provided in her reports that she was sober for almost nine years already and with active involvement in a rehabilitation program. All these were alleged as factors that would make her unfit to practice her nursing licenses. According to the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), there is a high chance that a relapse would happen and such would result to placing the patient’s life in danger.
Korina was able to find a nursing defense lawyer to handle her case. They worked hard to present necessary documents and testimonial evidence to prove that she is not unfit to continue performing her LVN nurse functions and duties. The Texas Board of Nursing eventually found the LVN nurse guilty. She was only sanctioned to a remedial education with a fine.
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