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An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed on September 4, 2000, was one of those examples.

On or about June 2012, an Rn from Houston submitted an online renewal for registered nurses. However, she failed to include in the form that she was recently involved in a criminal accusation. On or about September 14, 2000, the RN was charged with INJURY TO A CHILD – BODILY INJURY (a 3rd Degree Felony offense committed on June 5, 2000).

The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding errors committed by an RN or LVN. Thus, she was called by the Board to defend against the case.

In response to this, the RN states that this offense is in reference to an incident where she allegedly spanked her son too hard. She states that this was also investigated by police authorities. The RN admits to entering a plea of no contest and was granted an early dismissal after serving one-third of her probation. Additionally, she states that she has no practice related incidences of misconduct and this offense was committed outside the workplace and does not bear on the practice of professional nursing.

The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.

If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.