There was a professional RN nurse in Texas who graduated from a prominent university in the state. Right after graduation, she immediately took a review and filed an application to take the nursing examination before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). She passed the board examination after one-take. She has long employment history, considering the fact that he had experience in working for over fifteen medical facilities.
Everything went smoothly in the early years of her career. There were no problems at all until one day; he received a notice of hearing from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Apparently, a case was filed against him before the BON. It was alleged in the complaint that she was using drugs while on duty. As a matter of fact, she has positive results during the drug screen conducted by the administrator of the hospital where she was working.
In response to the allegation, the RN nurse stated that at the time in question, she was in an abusive relationship. On or about November 12, 2013, she and her boyfriend went to party organized by one of their friends. At the party, the people were using drugs. She asked to leave, but the boyfriend demanded that they stay and coerced her in using methamphetamine by threat of violence. The next day at work, the RN nurse underwent a random drug screen and tested positive.
During the hearing of the case, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) gave her an opportunity to depend her side. She appeared before the Board without a lawyer. It was her option to use self-representation. Instead of hiring a competent nursing defense attorney to handle the case, RN nurse chose to face the complaint on his own, without a counsel helping him. This is a big mistake because the Board ruled that the RN nurse should be held liable for his own negligence. Thereafter, the BON ordered for the revocation of her license.
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