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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is a government agency that has jurisdiction to evaluate, review and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. They are responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. An RN or LVN who violated state laws and issuances from the Board may be subjected to disciplinary action, if not defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, an RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Arlington, Texas, and had been in that position for (1) year and nine (9) months.

On or about March 7, 2019, while employed as an RN at the hospital in Arlington, Texas, the RN failed to appropriately arrange for a second nurse to act as an independent double-check witness prior to the administration of a heparin bolus to a patient. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that administration of a high alert medication without observing safety protocols could have resulted in a medication error and non-efficacious treatment.

In response to the incident, the RN admits that she gave Heparin to the patient and that an independent double-check witness was not present when this was performed. The RN states that, at the time, a witness was not present or available to her. She also states that after administering the heparin bolus, she promptly contacted her charge nurse to alert her of the same.

In conclusion, the evidence is sufficient and was cause pursuant to Section 301.452(b) (10) & (13), Texas Occupations Code to put the RN into disciplinary action. The Board has agreed and ordered that the RN shall be sanctioned in accordance with the terms of this order.

By these mistakes or negligence made by the RN, her RN license was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing. She failed to hire a Texas nurse attorney to fully defend her case that led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing, as they have full jurisdiction over this kind of matter.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for nurse attorney Yong.