The Texas Boar of Nursing (BON) is the government agency in the state of Texas that has jurisdiction to hear and decide cases arising from the nursing profession. This is the body that can entertain cases or complaints filed against LVN or RN nurses in the country. The members of the Board will render a decision or resolution after a complete trial and hearing process. All orders that are issued by the Board are made after a thorough and deliberate discussion on the facts and issues of the case.

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) must state the laws or regulations from which they base their decisions, orders or resolutions. From the moment of submitting an Application for Initial Licensure Examination up to the time of practicing the profession, all nurses are already under the administration of the Board. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing already has a right to question all entries provided in the application forms that are filed by vocational or registered nurses.

In the case of Juan, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found out that the RN nurse provided a wrong entry in his Application for Initial Licensure By Examination wherein he requested for the determination of his eligibility to take the exam. In one question, it was asked “Have you been arrested in any state, territory, or country, including expunged offenses and deferred adjudication with or with out prejudice of guilt for anything other than a minor traffic violation.” The RN nurse chose the answer “NO” when in fact there was an instance wherein he was arrested.

The RN nurse failed to disclose important and material information. He did not mention that he was arrested for driving under the influence of liquor, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and possession of controlled substances. The proceedings for these offenses were deferred without adjudication of guilt but the RN nurse involved was place on 10 years probation.

Although Juan was able to finally pass the licensure examination, the Texas Board of Nursing still adjudged him guilty for nondisclosure of material information. As a result, the Board ordered for the suspension of his license. Questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.