When it comes to disciplinary proceedings before an administrative body such as the Texas Board of Nursing in the state of Texas, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is to hire the best nurse attorney. Such kind of attorney can help any RN or LVN defend herself and try to prevent the revocation of their RN / LVN license.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a medical facility in Galveston, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years.
On or about April 16, 2021, through April 22, 2021, while employed with as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and assigned to provide nursing care for a patient, the LVN falsely documented nursing care on a twelve (12) hour shift when she had been leaving early and failed to notify agency staff.
Additionally, the LVN told the patient’s parent to tell the office she went to lunch if they called and she was not at the residence. The LVN’s conduct was deceptive and created an inaccurate medical record.
As a response to the incident, the LVN admits on April 1 16th that she left her shift between 4:30 pm and 5 pm due to not feeling well and clocking out at 7 pm. The LVN states she asked the mono if she could leave early and she said no problem. According to the LVN, on April 22nd, she had a personal emergency and left at 4:50 pm, but clocked out at 7 pm. The LVN states she gave a report to the mom and left without notifying the office. When the office called, the LVN told them she was at dinner. The LVN is sorry she violated the rule, feels bad for the patient and says it was a hard time and literally everything was not going well. The LVN adds she was exhausted and overwhelmed but no matter what she should’ve clocked out at the time she left.
Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with such a case filed before the Board against you or else, your RN license may be put in danger.
However, she should contact a nurse attorney in order to receive assistance regarding the case, especially if the RN sincerely thinks of it as an accusation.
For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced and the right nurse attorney for your case. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney which helped RNs and LVNs defend against several cases since 2006. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.