Sleeping while on duty is the most common mistake an RN could do. The Board may find an RN lacked the fitness to practice because of this reason. Although there are other factors and aspects to look for if you are really a fit to practice nursing. If you are summoned by the Board, you need a nurse attorney to represent you in court.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Round Rock and had been in this position for one (1) year and three (3) months.
On or about July 16, 2011, the RN engaged in unprofessional conduct in that she was observed sitting in a chair with her eyes closed and her feet up by the mother of one of her infant patients. The RN’s conduct caused the mother of the patient to believe she was sleeping. Further, the RN’s conduct could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patient’s condition, thereby placing the patient(s) at risk of physical or emotional harm.
In response, the RN states that she is a member of a prayer group called “7 for 7” and would consistently pray at work. The RN states that she moved the computer on wheels against the wall so she could see the baby on the warmer. The RN further states that she placed her legs on a computer that was sitting on the floor so that he could keep her feet elevated as suggested by her chiropractor. The RN goes on to state that she no longer prays at work.
As a result, the RN’s action made the Board decided to put the RN into disciplinary action. The RN facing such issues alone could really end up in the worst situation. Hiring a nurse attorney is such great help. Every nurse should consider the fact that a nurse attorney can help them defend themselves from such cases.
So, if you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process, you may contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.