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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is a governmental agency in the state of Texas that is responsible for regulating the practice of nursing in the country. The Board was established to ensure that nurses are properly regulated to promote public health and safety. The Board has administrative and quasi-judicial functions. This means that it has the power to create rules and regulations that must be followed by the Texas nurses. At the same time, it can also make decisions that can affect the validity of nursing licenses.

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) follows a process of conducting a hearing before delivering a judgment, much like any other government agency or instrumentality. The Board’s members are required to convene in regular and special sessions to hear and decide cases. Their jurisdiction covers only those who wish to apply for the licensure examination and those who have already obtained their licenses. On a daily basis, the Board orders the revocation or suspension of licenses of LVN or RN nurses. At the same time, some nurses are also cleared of the charges against them.

An RN was not lucky to be one of those who were exonerated from administrative charges by the Texas Board of Nursing(BON). She is a registered nurse in Texas who worked for a hospital. While practicing as an RN nurse, she engaged in the intemperate use of a controlled substance. During the drug screening, the RN nurses tested positive. A registered nurse’s use of such drugs while on duty could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care. The continued use of the prohibited substances will lead to placing the patients in potential danger.

It’s truly unfortunate that during the hearing of the case, the registered nurse was unable to defend herself properly. Despite hiring a nursing defense attorney, it was already too late. The evidence presented by the complainant was enough to prove that she was guilty of the charges against her. As a result, her professional nursing license in the state of Texas was revoked with finality by the Board. We understand that this must be a difficult and challenging time for the RN nurse.

If you are seeking the services of a nursing defense lawyer with a successful record in Texas, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a free private consultation. Attorney An has over 10 years of experience in handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases, he has successfully assisted dozens of Texas nurses in protecting their nursing license.