Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for your case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to properly defend them. An LVVN from Grapevine was one of them.
On or about June 2017 through September 2017, while employed as a Licensed Vocational in Grapevine, Texas, the LVN violated the professional boundaries of the nurse/client relationship by engaging in an inappropriate relationship with the patient by attempting to become the patient’s Power of Attorney, staying with the patient while not on duty, leaving patient’s home in patient’s clothing, inappropriate touching/petting, and dismissing the patient’s caregiver, when her job duties did not authorize her to do so.
The conduct shown by the LVN was likely to injure the patient in that it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the patient. In addition, her conduct may have caused delayed distress for the patient, which may not be recognized or felt by the patient until harmful consequences occur.
In response to the incidents, the LVN states while the patient was admitted to the hospital, she spent her own time assisting the patient with feeding him, brushing his teeth, and ADLS. She states a Social Worker met with patient’s sister to discuss Medical Power of Attorney and she was present for the conversation and encouraged the sister to obtain one. The LVN further states she never suggested she should become Medical Power of Attorney nor did she initiate the conversation.
The LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend herself. However, due to lack of evidence to support her case and a nurse attorney to help her, she was disciplined and her LVN license has been suspended.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.