As a professional nurse in Texas, the first thing that you need to do is to comply with all the laws promulgated by the legislative department of the government. Take note that your nursing license can be taken away from you for failure to comply with certain state laws. As a matter of fact, the nursing license can even be revoked with finality with the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). When this happens, it means that you will lose your privilege to practice as a LVN or RN nurse.
The mistaken view of most nurses is that their nursing licenses can only be affected if their offense or violation is related to their profession. However, this is not the case because even if an LVN or RN nurse will be subjected to a criminal case, one of the possible penalties that can be imposed is the cancellation of his nursing registration.
This is what happened in the case of Ava who was found to be guilty of possession marijuana, which is considered as a class B misdemeanor. Ava is a registered nurse in Texas who passed the nursing board examination in the early 2000. She pleaded guilty for the charge filed against her. Because of the plea of guilty, she was merely placed on probation for a period of six months.
Two years after the probation, the RN nurse was found declared again as guilty for the illegal possession of a controlled substance namely methamphetamine. For this violation, she was ordered to render a community service and to apply for Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Elite Counseling for treatment and/or intervention. Notwithstanding such order, Ava continued to violate the laws of Texas by illegally possessing the prohibited drugs and substances.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) declared the non-compliance with the state laws committed by the RN nurse Ava as acts unbecoming of a nurse. The Board eventually ordered the revocation of her license. As such, Ava was prohibited to continue the practice of her profession.
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