Being a registered or a licensed nurse in the state of Texas can be highly rewarding. It feels good for every RN nurse or LVN nurse to attend to the varying needs of several patients. However, the nursing profession is also equally challenging. There is a need for possessors of nursing license to observe the administrative rules promulgated by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has the authority to hear and decide disciplinary or administrative cases filed against a RN nurse or LVN nurse. The Board has the power to revoke or suspend the license of a particular erring RN or LVN nurse. As a matter of fact, there is an increasing rate for the number of revocation or suspension orders issued by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Whenever a nurse is found to have committed any grave misconduct or wrongful act in the practice of nursing, one of the remedies available to the aggrieved party is to file a case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). This is what happened to the case of Melissa who is a registered nurse working in a state hospital.
In the complaint filed against her, the RN nurse was accused of committing a grave misconduct in administering medicine to the patient assigned to her. Because of gross negligence, the RN nurse failed to give the correct medication to the patient. For this reason, she chosen submit a wrong report in order to hide her mistake. In another complaint, the RN nurse was also accused of leaving the facility during her shift. According to the complaint, the Respondent clocked out before her the end of her shift. All these acts of Melissa could have resulted in failure to give the patients the care they need.
When the cases were filed against the RN nurse, she did not do anything about it. She was confident that there was neither wrongdoing nor misconduct on his part that would warrant the revocation of the license. At the end of the hearing of the case, she was eventually found guilty for the charges. This resulted to the revocation of his nursing license.
What Melissa should have done was to contact a reliable nursing defense attorney who can help him with the case. Unfortunately, he merely waited for the decision of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) without defending himself at all.
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