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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a skilled nurse attorney.

On or about May 9, 2008, through May 14, 2008, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Bryan, Texas, the RN lacked fitness to practice professional nursing, in that she admitted herself to a hospital in Navasota, Texas, for treatment of depression and alcohol dependence.

Her condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.

Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the RN. During the hearing, the RN states that she checked herself on the said hospital on 05/09/08-05/14/08, for her depression. She states that she felt like she could make her problem go away by drinking alcohol on her days off and that she has never produced a positive drug screen because she never drank if she had to work the next day.

The RN further states that she has initiated joining the outpatient program for alcohol abuse, additionally she states that she has been sober for five and a half months.

As a result of conviction, the LVN was sentenced to probation. She was disciplined warning to suspension of her LVN license by violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.