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 laid down 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 Matt who is a registered nurse working in a state hospital.
In the complaint filed against her, the RN nurse was accused of failure to ensure a safe environment for the patient by failing to appropriately buckle the patient in the wheelchair during one of his shifts. The members of the family of the said patient was able to witness the negligence of the RN nurse. Because of this, an administrative case was filed against him. In the complaint, it was indicated that the act of the registered nurse unnecessarily exposed the patient to risk of harm or injury.
When the case was filed against the RN nurse, he did not do anything about it. He 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, he was eventually found guilty for the charges. This resulted to the suspension of his nursing license.
What Matt 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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