The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about October 10, 2015, through October 11, 2015, while employed as an RN in a medical facility in Dallas, the RN failed to administer and seven patients. Her conduct above was likely to injure the patients in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
On the same dates, she also inappropriately pre-charted the administration of multiple medications to the said patients, in the resident’s medication administration records (MARS). Her conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patients from medication administration without the benefit of a physician’s expertise.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. She states she constantly reminded her DON to submit a notification of employment form and quarterly reports to the Board.
Further, she states she did not document that she had given medication to patients in Halls 100 and 200. That could have been done by the nurse who relieved her when she was told to clock out. Because of a lack of orientation and the problem they had with the computer system, medications were not administered in a timely manner. She was not aware of the policy and procedure to be followed.
As a result of the conviction, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.