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Being a registered nurse is not an easy thing to do. There are many rules and regulations that must be complied with by every professional nurse in the state of Texas. The process of obtaining a nursing license is quite difficult. It can take years before one can become a professional RN nurse. However, its suspension or revocation can happen overnight depending on how serious a particular case is.

To illustrate how a nursing license can be suspended or revoked by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), let us talk about the case of a nurse named Mark. He obtained a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a well-known university in the country. Thereafter, he obtained a license to practice professional nursing license. However, a case was filed against her before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

In the complaint filed against her, it was stated that the RN nurse submitted an Online Renewal Document to the Board. He provided false, deceptive and misleading information. The RN nurse failed to disclose the fact that he was been charged with assault. While he was not on duty, he committed an assault that caused bodily harm to a particular individual. The act of the RN nurse Mark is considered as a misdemeanor offense. Eventually, the nurse was convicted to the reduced charge of disorderly conduct, which is also a Class C misdemeanor.

The RN nurse, in his renewal application, should have stated these facts truthfully. This is a requirement under the Texas Nurse Acts, which states the following:

Sec. 301.3011. Criminal History Record Information Requirement for Renewal.
(a)The Board may require that an applicant for renewal of an unexpired license submit to the board, in addition to satisfying any other requirements for license renewal, a complete and legible set of fingerprints, on a form prescribed by the board, for the purpose of obtaining criminal history record information from the Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

(b)The Board may refuse to renew the license of a person who does not comply with the requirement of Subsection (a). Renewal of a license by the board is conditioned on the Board obtaining the person’s criminal history record information under this section.

A notice was served to the RN nurse in accordance with the Texas Law. He waived his right to be represented by a nursing defense lawyer. As a result, he lost in the case. Lucky for him, the RN nurse only got her nursing license suspended. Do not let the same thing happen to you.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.