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Holding an RN license in Texas comes with certain obligations and responsibilities. If you want to continue practicing in the nursing profession, one of the important things that you need to do is to comply with the rules and regulations set by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN in this state is subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Nursing. Whenever there are administrative complaints against a nurse, the Board will have the authority to hear and decide the merits of the cases. But in case a nurse will be in trouble with any cases, a nurse attorney can help and defend any RNs from such situations.

At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Watauga, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years.

On or about January 30, 2021, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and while assigned to provide skilled nursing care to a minor patient, the LVN abandoned her nursing assignment by leaving the patient’s home before the end of her scheduled shift, and failed to give a hand-off report to another nurse or the patient’s caregiver. Additionally, the LVN left the patient unattended inside the home, without a caregiver present and there were no reported injuries as a result of the incident. Lastly, the LVN left her nursing assignment without notifying a supervisor. The LVN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed her patient to a risk of harm from undetected changes in condition.

In response, the LVN states that she left the home at the time her shift was scheduled to end. The LVN saw the patient’s mother in the house earlier in the day and believed she was still home. The LVN also states she sent the patient’s mother a hand-off report and believed that her employer had arranged for the patient’s mother to assume care at the end of the LVN’s shift.

As a result, of what happened, the LVN is facing disciplinary actions due to her misconduct. However, she failed to hire an experienced nurse attorney for proper assistance, causing her to undergo such procedures.

Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.