Misconduct is an action that may compromise the career of a nurse but can be defended properly by a nurse attorney in Texas should the nurse provide a good reason. This is a matter that should be defended properly, especially if the RN or LVN values their career. If a nurse attorney is more experienced and capable of handling the Texas BON process, the nurse may receive a better defense.
This is what happened to an RN who was employed with a health services agency in Austin, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately two (2) years.
On or about September 2015 through December 2015, while licensed as a Registered Nurse in Austin, Texas, RN engaged in unprofessional conduct in that she had sexual intercourse with a child. Subsequently, RN admitted to officers with Austin Police Department, Austin, Texas, having sexual intercourse with a child. RN’s continued practice of nursing reasonably poses a risk of harm to patients and the general public thereof.
As a response to the above action, it constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(D)&(1)(E).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty of her deeds. She was disciplined and her permanent RN license to practice nursing in the State of Texas was revoked. It is because the RN has failed in hiring a nurse attorney for defense against the case.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Texas BON attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is a nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON.