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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked. 

On or about January 28, 2019, while employed in a children’s hospital in Van Alstyne, the LVN lacked the fitness to practice vocational nursing in that she was found asleep on the couch during her shift and subsequently confirmed she was in fact asleep. 

The LVN’s conduct could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patient’s 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. 

Because of the incident, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the RN to investigate what really happened. In response, the LVN admits she did doze off on the couch sitting next to the crib. The LVN states she has Mononucleosis and the fatigue and extreme sleepiness overtake her. She’s taking Enbrel for rheumatoid arthritis and has talked her Rheumatologist about it with the mono, but she has no suggestions. 

However, without valid evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.

This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.

Any criminal, negligence or administrative case can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.

The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.