An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead toward disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Temple, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
It was on or about September 27, 2019, through October 6, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse and assigned to an inpatient unit, the RN practiced nursing without a valid license. On or about September 27, 2019, the RN’s license was suspended through an agreed order with the Texas Board of Nursing. The RN’s conduct misled patients, their families, fellow caregivers, and the public into believing the RN’s nursing practice was in compliance with all Board Rules and Regulations.
In response, the RN states she coordinated with TPAPN regarding her current services and pending services with CPS to work on her recovery and maintain her sobriety. The RN states she received the order of agreement from the BON in September of this year. The RN states the order was confusing to her and she didn’t understand the notification. The RN states she wanted to make sure she was not working with a suspended license, so she called the BON regarding the agreement, and was informed that “everything will be ok”, and to contact TPAPN for further information. The RN states she signed the order around 9/26/19 but did not know or understand when the order was actually effective and when she could no longer work. The RN states her license status online stated current on the days she worked, the 30’ʰ, lˢᵗ, and 4ᵗʰ. The RN states she did not find out her license was actually suspended until Monday, October 7ᵗʰ. The RN states she did not intentionally work with a suspended license and would have never worked knowingly with a suspended license.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.