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.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse in Austin, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about July 30, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse in Arlington, Texas, and assigned to provide nursing care to the patient, an RN abused the six (6) year-old patient by forcing her to stand for long periods during breakfast, lunch, and dinner with her feeding backpack on. Additionally, the RN verbally abused the patient by badgering her to finish eating and denying her requests to sit. The RN’s conduct created an unsafe environment and unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of harm from further abuse and/or injury.
In response to that, the RN states the patient’s mother allowed a maximum of 30 minutes for each meal and it was the nurse’s duty to get the patient to finish her food within the allotted time. According to the RN, she used her nursing judgment to have the patient stand to promote the completion of her meals. The RN admits the patient had her feeding backpack on; however, The respondent also stated she did not foresee a problem with this. The said RN denies the verbal accusations against her. The RN mentioned that she does not believe her actions were abusive although they may have been an issue of ignorance.
However, without enough evidence to support her case and a nurse attorney to help her, she was disciplined. Thus, the Texas Board of Nursing subjected her license to revocation. Because of this, the RN has been subjected to discipline.
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.