Being a professional nurse in Texas is not an easy thing to do. There are so many things that you need to take into consideration if you want to continue using your nursing license. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) can suspend your license whenever you are found liable of any violation. As a matter of fact, the Board can even order for the revocation of your license with finality. When this happens, you are no longer allowed to continue being a RN or LVN nurse in the state of Texas.

Do not worry because the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) always conducts hearing of all the cases before imposing any punishment or fine to the erring nurse. During the proceedings before the Board, the RN or LVN nurse is given an opportunity to be heard by defending himself. The assistance of a nursing defense attorney is not mandatory. This right can be waived by the RN or LVN nurse whenever he wants to. However, this is not highly recommended because failure to get proper representation by an expert counsel can lead to adverse effects.

The important case in point here is one that involved a LVN nurse named Jamel. He received a Certificate in Vocational Nursing in the early 2000. After two months, he was licensed to practice vocational nursing. During the incident that led to the filing of the case against him before the Board, he was employed as a field nurse. While employed as a LVN nurse, an administrative case was filed before the Texas Board of Nurisng (BON).

According to the complaint, the LVN nurse Jamel was not fit to practice vocational nursing in the state of Texas in that he was admitted to a mental health facility. The reason for the admission to the said mental institution was due to his act or intent of harming himself. Furthermore, the LVN nurse had four (4) prior inpatient psychiatric admissions in 2013 due to suicide attempts. With this kind of medical condition, it was stated that such could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessment, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care.

If this will be continued for a long period of time, his act would eventually place the patients in potential danger. Aside from this, he can also commit acts, which would put his employer in a jeopardizing situation. The Texas BON ordered that the LVN nurse should be prevented from the practice of nursing. The Board stated that the LVN nurse needs to undergo the psychiatric checkups and treatments. He shall be given sufficient time to recover. However, if recovery is deemed impossible, the LVN nurse’s license will be revoked with finality.

Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.