When the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has a complaint against you, you should seek Texas Nursing Law Attorneys.  Any RN or LVN in Texas found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case such as revocation or suspension of her RN or LVN license. 

The trend is for employers to refer a case to the Texas Board of Nursing to discipline nurse and at the same time terminate your employment in most of the cases.

One of the best examples happened to a LVN employed in a healthcare facility in Texas. During the time of the initial incident, the LVN had been in the position for only two months.

On or about October  2, 2016, while utilizing a Privilege  to Practice  (PTP) nursing  from the State of  Texas  and  employed  as a LVN  in San Diego, California, the LVN failed  to  administer one tablet  of Oxycodone-Acetaminophen 325MG to a patient,  as  needed   for  pain   in  accordance  with   a  physician’s  order. Her conduct was likely to injure the resident in that failure to administer medications as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.

On or about October  3, 2016, while utilizing  a Privilege  to Practice  (PTP) nursing  from the State of  Texas  and  still employed  in the same healthcare facility, the LVN lacked fitness  to practice  nursing in that she was found to be sleeping while on duty.  Specifically,   she was found to be sleeping at a computer in the hallway. The LVN’s conduct  was likely to injure the patient in that it adversely affected her ability to recognize  subtle signs, symptoms  or changes in the patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational,  accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions  regarding  patient  care, thereby placing  the patient  in potential  danger.

On or about October 5, 2016, the LVN lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she appeared tired and disheveled. In addition, she was found dozing while standing up at a computer in a patient’s room. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it adversely affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.

The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN a chance to defend her case. The LVN states that shortly after these incidents, she was diagnosed with a physical ailment that affected her judgment and personality. The LVN admits to falling asleep.

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by Texas Nursing Law Attorneys, had the LVN hired one. Hiring Texas Nursing Law Attorneys for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by calling (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.