Leaving your assignment as a nurse is a form of the negligence of duty. A lot can badly happen to a patient if you will just leave your assignment without prior notice. It is a serious issue of negligence; you can have your license suspended or worst be revoked because of such inappropriate behavior. The Texas Board of Nursing will have you subject to disciplinary action or a lot worse than that. If this happens, an RN should know how to defend herself/himself by means of having a nurse attorney around.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a School Nurse at a hospital in Waco, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) school years.
On or about January 8, 2020, through January 31, 2020, an RN failed to notify campus administration and/or the licensed vocational nurse that she would be arriving late to campus. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the students to a risk of harm in that it left the campus without adequate supervision and/or RN coverage.
O or about February 6, 2020, and February 7, 2020, an RN abandoned her nursing assignment by leaving the campus without notifying campus administration or another nurse. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the students to a risk of harm in that it left the campus without adequate supervision and/or RN coverage.
In response, the RN states she occasionally left campus to replenish clinic supplies from the main office located off-campus. The RN states the campus nurse and administration were aware and appropriate coverage was provided.
Therefore, due to this incident, the RN was still subjected to disciplinary action. The Board has full jurisdiction over this matter and that this notice was served in accordance with the law.
Due to the mistakes or negligence made by the RN that leads to a bad result, her RN license was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing. Failure to hire a Texas BON lawyer to fully defend her case can lead to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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