As a professional nurse in Texas, the first thing that you need to do is to comply with all the laws promulgated by the legislative department of the government. Take note that your nursing license can be taken away from you for failure to comply with certain state laws. As a matter of fact, the nursing license can even be revoked with finality with the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). When this happens, it means that you will lose your privilege to practice as a LVN or RN nurse.
The mistaken view of most nurses is that their nursing licenses can only be affected if their offense or violation is related to their profession. However, this is not the case because even if an LVN or RN nurse will be subjected to a criminal case, one of the possible penalties that can be imposed is the cancellation of his nursing registration.
This is what happened in the case of Pia who was involved in a case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Pia was a registered nurse in the state of Texas. She worked for a medical facility for four years until one day, she received a notice from the Board of Nursing. According to the complaint, it was alleged that she misappropriated Delaudid and other substances belonging to the hospital where she worked. The complaint further stated that she admitted she took it for own personal use. The possession of Delaudid, without a valid prescription, is considered as a gross violation of Chapter 481 of the Texas Health And Safety Code (Controlled Substances Act). The act of the RN nurse in this case was likely to defraud the facility and patients of the cost of the medication.
Aside from this, another case was filed against the RN nurse Pia. For this second offense, she was alleged to have been lacking in fitness to practice professional nursing in that she admitted to injecting herself with Delaudid. Respondent’s conduct could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patient’s conditions. Moreover, such act 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.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) declared the non-compliance with the state laws committed by the RN nurse Pia as acts unbecoming of a nurse. The Board eventually ordered the revocation of her license. As such, Pia was prohibited to continue the practice of her profession.
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