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The Texas Board of Nursing is known to be very strict when it comes to all actions of nurses, which is why a nurse attorney is needed when attending hearings before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing does not allow those who wish to exceed the scope of their practice as licensed nurses. A certain LVN in Austin could’ve done this but failed to hire a good nurse attorney. At the time of the incident, she was employed in a healthcare university in Austin and had been working in the school for almost five years.  

On or about April 6, 2015, through May 20, 2015, an LVN from El Paso lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she was found sleeping multiple times during her shift’s. Additionally, the LVN, while giving a report to the oncoming nurse, fell asleep on multiple occasions. Her conduct could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s condition, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing patients in potential danger.

When summoned by the Texas State Board of Nursing, the LVN states the evening she was terminated she was sick with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever with symptoms starting approximately an hour after the start of her shift. She further states she was instructed to take a drug screen which produced a negative result.

The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the LVN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to sentence her LVN license to disciplinary action to ensure that she will never commit such acts again.

The case would have yielded a different result if the LVN was able to hire a nurse attorney. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get a schedule for a confidential consultation.