Maintaining professionalism and upholding ethical standards are fundamental responsibilities for nurses, ensuring the trust and safety of patients and the healthcare community. Instances where a nurse’s conduct deviates from these principles can have serious implications for both the individual nurse and the profession as a whole. Such actions not only undermine the integrity of the nursing profession but also raise significant questions about the nurse’s fitness to practice and ethical judgment. To address matters of this nature and navigate the legal complexities involved, seeking the assistance of a nurse attorney can be vital in ensuring a fair evaluation of the situation and advocating for the best possible outcome for all parties involved.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Sugar Land, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year.
On or about July 12, 2021, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Sugar Land, Texas, RN exhibited drug seeking behavior in that she broke into another medical facility, her former employer with the intention of misappropriating medication from the facility. Subsequently, RN admitted to breaking into the above mentioned facility. RN’s behavior could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate and appropriate assessments, judgements, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing patients in potential danger.
In response RN states she did enter the code to get into the PACU entrance on July 12th. RN states her intention was to take a steroid due to her doctor not following through on a prescription plan for acute worsening of her tenosynovitis in her right hand.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13) Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(4)&(5).
The evidence against the RN was strong. At the same time, she was not able to properly defend her case in court. As a result, her nursing license was placed under disciplinary action.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.