The nursing profession in the state of Texas is imbued with public interest. This is the reason why many laws and statutes were enacted to regulate the acts and duties of every person obtaining a professional nursing license. In fact, the government has created an administrative body that has the power and authority to deal with all cases arising from or relating to practicing LVN or RN nurse. This agency is called the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

A lot of individuals are charged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) for violation of certain laws, rules and regulations. The Board can order the suspension or revocation of a nursing license depending on several factors. In the case of a LVN nurse named Angela, she was removed from the list of professional nurses in Texas after the Board found her guilty of the charged against her.

Her employment history includes being a registered nurse in five different hospitals. While employed as an RN nurse in a medical center, Angela failed to ensure a time-out procedure was performed. She also failed to document a time-out prior to the start of the hemodialysis catheter implantation procedure for a patient. The conduct of the RN nurse was likely to injure the patient in that the correct procedure, and surgical site would not be confirmed by staff prior to the procedure, placing the patient at risk of undergoing the wrong invasive procedure.

The RN nurse waived the representation by a legal counsel. As such, there was no proper defense lawyer who helped her in dealing with the case. In fact, the RN nurse even submitted a notarized statement voluntarily surrendering her right to practice professional nursing in the state of Texas. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) accepts the voluntary surrender of the license. Therefore, the RN nurse could no longer validly practice nursing in Texas.

Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your response letter or the disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.