Facing any allegations can compromise your license and a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help. Any allegation or complaint could result in the worst, which is why a nurse attorney is needed for such allegation cases. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they think it’s the end of their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
Unfortunately, an RN who was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in College Station, Texas, was one of these examples.
On or about July 21, 2020, the RN was alleged of violating the Nursing Practice Act and/or the Board’s Rules and Regulations Relating to Nurse Education, Licensure, and Practice. That on or about May 12, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a hospital in College Station, Texas, and assigned to the Medical-Surgical Unit, the RN lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that she exhibited signs of impaired behavior, including, but not limited to: drowsiness, falling asleep during conversations, asking questions that did not make sense, and falling asleep at the nurses’ station.
Another incident happened on the same day, the RN failed to administer Heparin to the patient as ordered by a physician, in that the medication was scheduled to be administered at 1630 and was administered at 2050 by a nurse on the next shift.
In response to these incidents, the RN denies the allegations. The RN states that she was tired, but not impaired. She also states that another nurse took the Heparin from her and was told the nurse would take care of the administration.
These violations were pursuant to Texas Occupations Code, Sections 301.451-301.555 and to Section 301.452(b)(10),(12)&(13), and due to these violations, the RN has voluntarily surrendered the licenses. This could have been prevented if the RN had hired a nurse attorney for assistance against the allegations.
She failed to hire a Texas BON lawyer to fully defend her case and had led to surrendering her license.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.