Are you interested in getting a professional RN license that you dreamed of in Houston, Texas? Did you know that your dream of becoming an RN and be granted an RN license is not an easy thing to achieve? You need a lot of focus and determination to finish your nursing education. Once you graduate, the next step to take is to pass the RN License board exam. Upon passing the examination, you are already considered as a member of the professional nurses in the state.
All LVN or RN is under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). All complaints or cases concerning the practice of the LVN or RN license are lodged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Thereafter, the members of the Board will hear the case and decide on the issues or matters submitted for resolution. The parties charged are given an opportunity to be heard. This is part of their right to due process.
In one of the recent cases decided by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), a RN failed to defend her license. Before a case was filed against her, she was employed as a staff nurse in a state hospital.
On June 20, 2017, the RN failed to timely carry out physician orders for a patient who was experiencing a change in condition with high fever, including administration of Rocephin IM, ordering STAT chest X-ray and blood laboratory tests, and scheduling a PICC line to be placed. Her conduct was likely to injure patient from delayed treatment.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side. She states that she did not personally receive orders for STAT X-ray or blood work for the patient. She reports that she informed the Director of Nursing that she received an order for a PICC line and that she needed assistance.
The RN states that the Director of Nursing called Omnicare to get the PICC line placed when she arrived at the facility. She states that she reported to oncoming nurse that patient had a really high fever. The RN reports that she obtained an order for the Rocephin and that she informed the oncoming nurse of the order, and informed her that she would enter the order if the oncoming nurse would give it, because the oncoming nurse already had the keys to the medication cart.
Unfortunately, she failed to properly defend her case upon the Texas BON. She was disciplined and her RN license was suspended.
Avoid the same thing from happening to your License. If you are looking for a Texas nurse attorney that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An has over 10 years’ experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of nurses in Texas protect their LVN and RN license.