Every person who wants to become a professional nurse holding either a RN or LVN license nurse needs to go through several processes. First of all, there is a need to complete tertiary education in a nursing school. After graduation, the next step is to take the nursing board examination. The goal is to pass the said exam in order to become part of the professional nurses holding either RN or LVN license.
All these only show that the process is not really easy. Hence, every nurse must take care of her RN / LVN license. One wrong move can result in the suspension or revocation of the said license. The administrative body or agency that has the authority to hear cases regarding the nursing profession is the Texas Board of Nursing.
On or about October 26, 2015, while employed in a rehabilitation center in San Antonio, Texas, the may have lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she exhibited impaired behavior while on duty, including drowsiness, slurred speech, inability to sit up in a chair, and stumbling. 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.
On or about October 26, 2015, while employed in the same rehabilitation center, the LVN was asked to produce a specimen for a for-cause drug screen and attempted to obstruct the results of that drug screen, in that she was found carrying a medicine bottle of an unknown party’s urine on her person. Additionally, the LVN may have engaged in the intemperate use of Opiates, in that she produced a specimen for a for-cause drug screen that resulted positive for Opiates; however, the results were considered unreportable, as her urine sample was deemed tainted due to the foreign object found on her person.
As a defense to the case filed against her, the LVN states on October 26, 2015, she was ill and could hardly keep her head up. She explains she put her head down and then was told she needed to undergo a drug screen because she appeared to be under the influence. She further states she told the facility she would have narcotics in her bloodstream because she had been in the hospital for pneumonia, but was told she would be terminated immediately if anything was found, no matter the reason. She also adds that the specimen was positive and she was told to leave.
The LVN’s conduct was likely to deceive the facility, who relied on the results of the for-cause drug screen to verify her ability to practice safely and could have affected their decision to continue her employment. Hence, her LVN license was suspended and disciplined.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN sufficient time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the LVN’s part to find the right nurse attorney to handle his case. The negligence of the does not have an LVN license attorney led to the suspension of the defendant’s LVN license.
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