As a professional nurse in Texas, the first thing that you need to do is to comply with all the laws promulgated by the legislative department of the government. Take note that your nursing license can be taken away from you for failure to comply with certain state laws. As a matter of fact, the nursing license can even be revoked with finality with the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). When this happens, it means that you will lose your privilege to practice as a LVN or RN nurse.
The mistaken view of most nurses is that their nursing licenses can only be affected if their offense or violation is related to their profession. However, this is not the case because even if an LVN or RN nurse will be subjected to a criminal case, one of the possible penalties that can be imposed is the cancellation of his nursing registration.
This is what happened in the case of Belinda who was committed acts, which are unbecoming of a RN nurse. While working one night in a hospital, it was alleged that the RN nurse held yelling and slapping sounds in the room of a resident patient. Additionally, the RN nurse failed to notify the administrator when bruising of unknown origin on the resident’s legs was reported to her one day later. The conduct was likely to injure the resident from possible abuse going undiscovered and causing further harm.
As a response to this incident, she stated that on the morning of July 6, a certified nursing aide (CNA) reported her that she heard clapping sound that are coming from room 26. The RN nurse also stated that when she walked to the room, a CAN and the resident were coming out and heading for breakfast. She also emphasized that both the CAN and the resident patient were talking and laughing with no kind of distress.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) declared the acts committed by the RN nurse Belinda as acts unbecoming of a nurse. The Board eventually ordered the revocation of her license. As such, Belinda was prohibited to continue the practice of her profession.
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