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An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed in 2002, was one of those examples.

On or about June 26, 2002, the RN submitted an Application for Licensure by Examination to the Board of Nurse Examiners in which she provided false, deceptive, and/or misleading information, in that she answered “No” to the question: “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?”

The RN failed to disclose that, on or about March 12, 2001, she was charged and was convicted of THEFT PROPERTY. She also failed to disclose that on or about April 16, 1990, she was found Guilty of THEFT, a Class B misdemeanor offense committed on April 8, 1990.

During the hearing, the RN states it is apparent that she is not a criminal and further examination removed the idea of a reckless young lady stealing for kicks. This was not the picture of a greedy or selfish young woman who desired expensive things and stole because she didn’t have enough money to buy them. Closer inspection revealed a young mother of 4 children: 1 girl and 3 boys, who couldn’t afford to give her children the basic necessities that most of us take for granted and a few toys around the holidays.

She did not understand due to language barriers much of the significance of her arrests. She understood whether incorrectly or not that the offenses were the result of concern for her children and were under the impression that the lawyer who represented her at the time told her that she didn’t have to disclose the history. Additionally, her willingness to admit the crime to the security guard shows her remorse and desire to do better in future situations.

The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding errors committed by an RN or LVN.

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 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 lawyer for various cases for 16 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.