Those who choose to enter the profession of nursing must prepare to navigate a number of issues. Two examples currently spotlighted by the media include the various scopes of practice and problems with patient violence.
Retaliation, in the legal world, occurs when an employer illegal responds to an employee’s actions with a negative consequence. This consequence could range from loss of a bonus to termination of the employee’s position. Depending on the details, an employee may be able to hold the employer legally accountable for this wrongdoing through a lawsuit.
It takes a variety of support staff to keep a nursing facility running. One key element: nurses. Nurses provide medical care and compassion to residents at these facilities. Without a strong nursing staff, nursing homes are not successful.
A registerd nurse that has cared for patients at Christus Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler and at Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital in Tyler faces criminal charges. He is accused of intentionally introducing air into the patients' circulatory systems. This can lead to an air embolism and cause a stroke.
A registered nurse (RN) out of Texas is facing criminal charges for allegedly stealing morphine.
It seems astonishing to even consider, but many nurses and other professionals with student loan debt in Texas could lose their licenses to work if they fall into trouble with that debt. The idea is that if nurses know their job is at risk, they will find a way to pay that debt.
Two-hundred and fifty miles east of Austin sits the Texas city of Nederland on the border with Louisiana. A nurse practitioner there recently had his license suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
In the Sunset Committee's most recent review of the Board of Nursing, it was established that Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN) is too rigid and cannot be modified depending on the specific needs of a nurse.
The Board of Nursing underwent review by the Sunset Advisory Commission during the 85th legislative session, and it was determined that SIGNIFICANT CHANGES be implemented to the Board of Nursing's rules.
It may seem easy to lose a nursing license, but the truth of the matter is that it is extremely difficult. There are processes in place to give nurses the benefit of the doubt and help them retain their documentation. From honest mistakes to total crimes, nurses have lost their licenses in a number of ways.