Did you know that there are many petitions entertained by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) every single day? The Board is the government agency that has the jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving nurses. Aside from this, all nursing graduates who want to obtain professional nursing licenses also fall within the jurisdiction of the Board. As a matter of fact, they need to file application forms before they can be allowed to take the board exam. Failure to do this can result to losing their privilege to complete the licensure exam.
As early as now, it is important to point out the fact that no one can practice professional nursing without a license. Doing so can make the person criminally liable. This is the reason why all applications for the board exam must be taken seriously. The common misconception about this is that only those who have no criminal records can have the chance to become LVN or RN nurses. Well, this is absolutely incorrect because any nursing graduate can file for an application, provided that he meets all other important requirements set by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
A good example of this is the case of Terry who filed a Petition for Declaratory Relief to request the determination of his eligibility for licensure examination. Terry, as the petitioner, disclosed the fact that he has a criminal history involving the violation of the Texas state law. He was found liable for unlawful carrying of weapon, which is a third degree felony and is considered as a Class A misdemeanor offense.
The evidence submitted to the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) showed that he did not commit any subsequent criminal conduct. Because of this, the Board allowed him to take the nursing licensure examination. According to the decision, petitioner presented no evidence of behavior that is inconsistent with good professional character. A few years later, Terry eventually became a registered nurse in the state of Texas.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.