As a professional nurse in Texas, the first thing that you need to do is to comply with all the laws promulgated by the legislative department of the government. Take note that your nursing license can be taken away from you for failure to comply with certain state laws. As a matter of fact, the nursing license can even be revoked with finality with the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). When this happens, it means that you will lose your privilege to practice as a LVN or RN nurse.
The mistaken view of most nurses is that their nursing licenses can only be affected if their offense or violation is related to their profession. However, this is not the case because even if an LVN or RN nurse will be subjected to a criminal case, one of the possible penalties that can be imposed is the cancellation of his nursing registration.
This is what happened in the case of Glemarie who was found to be guilty of possession marijuana, which is considered as a class B misdemeanor. Glemarie is a licensed vocational nurse (lvn nurse) in San Antonio, Texas. When she passed the board, she was able to secure immediate employment at a healthcare facility. However, this did not last long because of the several complaints filed against her.
In one of the complaints, it was alleged that the LVN nurse is liable for the use and possession of marijuana. Because of this, the Texas BON ordered for the suspension of Glemarie’s license on the ground that her continued addiction with the illegal substance can affect his ability to render nursing care and related services to the patients. At the same time, it was emphasized that her acts could place the lives of the patients in potential danger.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) declared the non-compliance with the state laws committed by the LVN nurse as acts unbecoming of a nurse. The Board eventually ordered the revocation of her license. As such, the LVN nurse was prohibited to continue the practice of her profession.
If you are looking for a Texas nurse license defense lawyer that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An has over 12 years’ experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of nurses in Texas protect their nursing license.