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 Bella, 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 staff nurse, charge nurse and registered nurse in three different hospitals. Before the complaint was instituted against her, Bella was a LVN nurse employed in a medical facility in Texas. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) notified her of several allegations. One of which was withdrawing medications or narcotics from the Medication Dispensing System without a valid physician’s order. She also failed to record all the withdrawals made which was a violation of the internal rules of the hospital.
The LVN 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 LVN 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 LVN nurse could no longer validly practice nursing in Texas.