Are you interested in getting a professional RN license in the Houston, Texas? Did you know that your dream of becoming an RN is not an easy thing to achieve? You need a lot of focus and determination to finish your nursing education. Once you graduate, the next step to take is to pass the RN License board exam. Upon passing the examination, you are already considered as a member of the professional nurses in the state. There is also one thing to consider. It is hiring a nurse attorney when an unexpected thing happens to your license.
All LVN or RN is under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). All complaints or cases concerning the practice of the LVN or RN license are lodged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Thereafter, the members of the Board will hear the case and decide on the issues or matters submitted for resolution. The parties charged are given an opportunity to be heard. This is part of their right to due process. When you don’t know what to do about the complaints or allegations that are filed to you, as a nurse it is important to know your rights. You can ask help or assistance from a nurse attorney to resolve cases.
In one of the recent cases decided by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), a RN failed to defend her license. Before a case was filed against her, she was employed as a staff nurse in a state hospital.
On or about July 7, 2015, the RN withdrew one tablet of Norco 5/325mg from the medication dispensing system for a patient but failed to document the administration of the medication in the patient’s Medication Administration Record and Nurse’s Notes. Subsequently, she also failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for the wastage of any of the unused portions of the medication
The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient, which could result in an overdose. Additionally, her conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Because of the incident, the RN was summoned by the Board to defend her side of the story. She states she was the charge nurse and was asked by the nurses that were caring for the patient to pull the medication because they were behind in patient care. Regarding the patient, the RN states the medication was administered to the patient. She further admits to pulling the medication for the other patient and states the nurse reported they would administer the medication. She further states she understands that she is ultimately responsible for the patient receiving the medication or wasting the medication if not given for any reason.
Unfortunately, she failed to properly defend her case upon the Texas BON. She was disciplined and her RN license was suspended.
The RN was disciplined by the Texas BON and her license was suspended. Avoid the same thing from happening to your License. If you are looking for a Texas nurse attorney that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An has over 10 years’ experience as a nurse attorney handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of nurses in Texas protect their LVN and RN license.