Do you want to become an RN license nurse in Texas? Are you aware that there are many steps that you need to complete in order to get a professional nursing license? Even after you have secured a license that will allow you to practice in the nursing profession, there is still a need to follow certain rules and regulations imposed by the state especially by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The compliance to the state laws and administrative rules are important to ensure that your RN nurse will not be revoked nor suspended.
An example of a violation certain set of rules and regulations that led to the suspension of a nursing license involved the case of Lindsay. She obtained her nursing degree in the early years of 2008 and eventually passed the Nursing Board Exam a year after. With her professional RN license, she was able to secure a job at a medical center. Everything was going well for her until one day; she received a notice from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) for an administrative charge against her.
In the complaint filed against the RN nurse, it was stated that she administered medications to the patient without an order from the attending physician. She was careless in performing her duties in the hospital. After committing the mistake, the RN license nurse tried to destroy the records that would show her palpable error of administering medicines. The act of the nurse clearly showed that she was deceptive. At the same time, it was emphasized that the RN nurse placed the life of her patient in jeopardy.
The main contention of the case filed against Lindsay was that the RN nurse’s conduct delayed the onset of medical care that was needed to prevent further complications, and may have contributed to the worsened medical condition of the patient. After receiving the notice, the RN license nurse immediately filed an answer to the complaint. Fortunately for her, she was able to get a good nursing defense lawyer to help her with the case instituted before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For this reason, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended her RN nursing license.
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your response letter or the disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.