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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. 

One of the best examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case. 

On or about September 27, 2013, and September 28, 2013, an RN from Beaumont lacked fitness to safely practice nursing in that she was sleeping while on duty. Her condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.

In response to the incident, the RN admits that she was sleeping while on duty, but that the patient’s caregiver allowed her to stay for the rest of the shift. She explains that she is a single mother with two small kids at home, and that made it difficult to get rest during the day. The RN states that she should have considered this before taking the job, but it was the first job offered to her out of nursing school. Since the incident, the RN has made different arrangements with daycare to ensure that she gets plenty of rest before taking a shift.

However, the RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to a suspension of her license by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.