Any type of accusations or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
Accusations regarding negligence are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an LVN in Houston where accusations regarding her license are filed against her.
On or about July 31, 2017, through June 13, 2018, the LVN practiced professional nursing as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the State of Texas without valid recognition. Board records indicate that her Advanced Practice recognition became inactive on July 31, 2017, and was renewed on June 13, 2018. Her conduct residents, their families, fellow caregivers, and the public in that they believed her nursing practice was in compliance with all Board Rules and Regulations.
In response to the allegations against her, the LVN states she mistakenly submitted the wrong form for licensure, she mistakenly submitted the LVN application instead of the APRN application in 2017. She stated she is current with all State regulations and continues to practice as an NP. She states she is current with ANCC certification and continuing nursing education. She was never notified by the BON of the mistaken application. She currently checked the status of her licensure and found it to be delinquent. She notified the BON and was told to submit the right application with current continuing education and fee.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.