A disciplinary proceeding that involves the acts or omissions of a RN or LVN nurse is under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Any party who wants to file a case against the nurse has the duty to present the necessary evidence to prove his allegations. In the absence of the required proof, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may rule in favor of the nurse. Once a case has been filed, it is important that the defendant must be served with a written notice of the facts and conduct alleged to warrant adverse licensure action to the RN or LVN nurse. To help a nurse go through this process, the nurse must hire a nurse attorney to assist and guide the nurse and help the nurse win any case.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Fort Hood, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) day.
On or about June 4, 2018, through October 5, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and was assigned to provide care to a patient, the LVN violated the professional boundaries of the nurse/client relationship in that she provided care to the patient, who was her son. Furthermore, the LVN failed to disclose this information to her employer. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the patient. In addition, the LVN’s conduct may have caused delayed distress for the patient, which may not be recognized or felt by the patient until harmful consequences occur.
In response, the LVN states she went through a few home health nurses and could never seem to feel at ease having someone other than her watching and caring for him. The LVN states after doing research she had found that there were family members taking care of other family members. The LVN explains that when she applied, she did inform an employee representative that she was the mother of the child to who she was assigned and her response was that it was ok if they were not living in the same household. The LVN states they were not living in the same household at the time. The LVN stated she would go to the house to watch her son and leave once her shift was over. The formal charges were filed on May 30, 2019.
The LVN’s case, she was not able to properly defend herself. She hired a nurse attorney, but it was already too late. The evidence of the complainant proved that she was guilty for the charges against her. Eventually, the result was unfavorable for the LVN as her license was at risk. He was facing disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing and is expected to follow whatever is in the Agreed Order.
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