When it comes to disciplinary proceedings before an administrative body such as the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) in the state of Texas, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is to hire the best nurse attorney. Such kind of attorney can help any RN or LVN defend herself and try to prevent the revocation of their RN / LVN license.
On or about December 9, 2021, the Board provided notice to RN that an investigation was being initiated into alleged violations of the Nursing Practice Act and/or the Board’s Rules and Regulations Relating to Nurse Education, Licensure, and Practice, as follows:
On or about September 16, 2019, through June 18, 2021, while employed as a Registered Nurse and performing duties of Nurse Manager at a hospital in Missouri, Texas, the RN failed to obtain the required training in that the RN did not attend the Clinical Education Orientation or the New Nurse Supervisor/Manager Orientation which would have to provide pertinent clinical information for the staff the RN was responsible for supervising. In addition, the RN did not obtain Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certifications that were required for the RN’s position.
On or about September 16, 2019, through June 18, 2021, the RN failed to adequately supervise the clinic staff the RN was directly responsible for that the RN did not review personnel records and assess staff skills and/or competencies of newly hired employees prior to assigning duties such as managing incoming calls and rooming patients. In addition, the RN inappropriately assigned an LVN, who the RN reported displayed declining emotional status and lack of knowledge for appropriate patient care, to attend to incoming calls.
On or about September 16, 2019, through June 18, 2021, the RN did not recognize a medication error made by a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) whom the RN assigned to precept a Medical Assistant (MA) to perform immunization administration. In addition, the RN did not terminate a new employee who twice failed the immunization test.
On or about September 16, 2019, through June 18, 2021, the RN did not provide the requested information during the Nursing Peer Review meeting nor after two (2) additional emailed requests for the information. In addition, the RN ignored messages from Engage system evaluators regarding the RN’s’ staff providing poor care to the patients seeking advice.
However, she should contact a nurse attorney in order to receive assistance regarding the case, especially if the RN sincerely thinks of it as an accusation.
For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced and the right nurse attorney for your case. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney which helped RNs and LVNs defend against several cases since 2006. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.