There are many requirements before one can become an LVN or RN nurse in the state of Texas. The first step is to finish college and get a degree in nursing. Thereafter, the graduate needs to study again for around six months in order to prepare himself for the licensure exam. When this is completed, the next step is to take the exam administered by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Before one can apply for eligibility to take the licensure examination, it is mandatory that the applicant shall submit a petition before the Board.
Everyone is reminded to be honest in the applications filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). When the members of the Board discover any fraud or irregularity in the application, they have the authority to prevent a particular nursing graduate from taking the licensure examination. After passing the Nursing Board Exam, the RN nurses are also expected to comply with the laws promulgated by the State. Failure to do this can lead to the revocation or suspension of the license.
A case in point here involves an RN nurse. On or about May 2007 through April 2008, while employed as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she committed a wrongdoing while on duty. For this reason, she was dismissed from the job. It was alleged that the RN nurse violated the professional boundaries of therapeutic nursing by participating in a personal and romantic relationship with one of her patients. The RN nurse dated and resided with the patient for a period of time, drove the patient’s car for her personal use, and later moved into a rental property owned by the patient’s family.
The conduct of the RN nurse was likely to injure the patient in that boundary violations can cause delayed distress for the same patient, which may not be recognized or felt by him until harmful consequences occur. Unfortunately for RN nurse, she was not able to get the right lawyer to help her defend his case. It was one of the reasons why the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) did not allow her to continue the use of her professional nursing license. However, this does not mean that she is already barred for life to take the exam. She can still appeal the decision.
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