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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.   

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Nurse Clinician I at a  Hospital in Georgetown, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and eight (8) months.

On or about June 1, 2017, through June 26, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to document in the medical record completion of assessments and/or reassessments and/or care provided to ten (10) patients. The RN’s conduct resulted in incomplete medical records and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers did not have accurate and complete information on which to base their decisions for further care.

On or about June 25, 201 7 through June 26, 2017, the RN failed to address the elevated blood pressure readings of a patient by either administering an as-needed dose of Hydralazine as ordered or contacting the physician. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to treat the patient’s elevated blood pressure could have resulted in a verse consequence.

In response to the incidents, the RN states that she can only be accountable for the omissions found in her charting. She is very aware of the statement in regards to the nursing profession that “if it’s not charted it’s not done.” However, the RN is confident that she took care of her patients even though there is missing documentation on different days. With respect to the omissions in her charting, the RN states that it does not reflect the manner in which she cared for her patients. The RN also states that the unit in which she worked was a very fast-paced unit and that she felt bullied by some staff at times. And that the environment did have a negative impact on her nursing documentation due to the pressure of not being allowed to overlook her charting. The RN states that she stands strong in saying that she has never placed a patient in harm’s way in her thirty years of nursing experience.

Any criminal, negligence, or administrative case can be defended, as long as there is a skilled Abilene nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Texas 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.

The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.