False documentation is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges but failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
An RN from Tyler is a concrete example for this. At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as a Clinical Instructor with a university in Tyler, Texas, and had been in that position for nine (9) years and two (2) months.
On or about March 28, 2020, through April 12, 2020, while employed as a Clinical Instructor for the BSN Nursing program with a university in Tyler, Texas, RN instructed his Spring 2020 clinical group students to complete clinical documentation for clinical hours not obtained and/or completed. Additionally, RN instructed students to tell the same story regarding clinical activity in order to conceal the truth. RN’s conduct was deceptive.
In response, RN states that time missed was to be completed in the two “free” clinical dates that were open. RN states that no clinical time would have been missed at the end of the course. RN states that on March 30, 2020, his students arrived at clinical at 07:30, and RN arrived at 07:45 to ensure appropriate placement. RN states that at 11:00 he wasn’t feeling well, and he told his students that they could leave early. RN states that on March 31, 2020, he went to the emergency department at 02:53 due to being ill but told his students to meet him for clinical at the front as he should be okay. RN states that when he knew he was going to be ill and late for clinical, he did not call any other instructor to cover for him as they were already having to cover his drill weekend. RN states that at no time did he ever think to call someone to cover him for an hour and a half that morning as it was time that he could have made up another day. RN states that the previous weekend he had the flu and called off clinical but ensured his students that clinical time could be made up.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B),(1)(G)&(6)(H).
However, without enough evidence to prove he’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed his RN license under disciplinary action.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.