Any charges filed against an RN or an LVN could badly affect their license and their career as a nurse. This is why a nurse should never neglect the need to hire a nurse attorney for defense when such a circumstance happens.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately six (6) months.
It was on or about May 22, 2020, through May 23, 2020, the LVN lacked the fitness to practice vocational nursing in that she was observed sleeping during her shift. 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.
In response, the LVN states she had stayed over to chart and kept dozing off at the computer. The LVN states she was off the clock and trying to chart. The LVN acknowledges she was dozing off but had just worked a 12- hour shift. The LVN denies sleeping during her shift but states she was getting sleepy and would walk around to keep her awake.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.