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Being a professional nurse in Texas is not an easy thing to do. There are so many things that you need to take into consideration if you want to continue using your nursing license. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) can suspend your license whenever you are found liable of any violation. As a matter of fact, the Board can even order for the revocation of your license with finality. When this happens, you are no longer allowed to continue being a RN or LVN nurse in the state of Texas.

Do not worry because the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) always conducts hearing of all the cases before imposing any punishment or fine to the erring nurse. During the proceedings before the Board, the RN or LVN nurse is given an opportunity to be heard by defending himself. The assistance of a nursing defense attorney is not mandatory. This right can be waived by the RN or LVN nurse whenever he wants to. However, this is not highly recommended because failure to get proper representation by an expert counsel can lead to adverse effects.

The important case in point here is one that involved a LVN nurse named Howard. He received a Certificate in Vocational Nursing in the early 2000. After two months, he was licensed to practice vocational nursing. During the incident that led to the filing of the case against him before the Board, he was employed as a field nurse. While employed as a LVN nurse, he failed to document seventeen patient care visits into electronic medical records.

The LVN nurse was alleged to have subsequently deleted the calendar entries for the patients involved. The conduct of the LVN nurse resulted in inaccurate patient calendar entries. It was likely to injure patients in that subsequent caregivers would not have complete document on which to base their care decisions. During the hearing, the LVN nurse stated that she failed to complete the EMR documentation and deleted the corresponding calendar entries in an effort to give her more time.

The Texas Board of Nursing only ordered that the LVN nurse should receive certain sanctions The Board also emphasized that the LVN nurse should complete remedial education courses within one year from the date of order. If you do not want yourself to be in the same position as Howard, then make sure to find the right nursing defense attorney to help you.

Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.