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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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The Texas BNE should have refrained from asking questions regarding the extramarital affairs of that particular nurse. They should focus strictly on what they were paid to do, which is to ensure that nurses in Texas are minimally competent to practice. They need to keep their noses out of the personal, non-nursing related aspects of one's life.

Even though I'm against adultery, I still think that an adulterous person can serve as a competent nurse...

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txspadequeenRN has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor.

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The Texas BNE should have refrained from asking questions regarding the extramarital affairs of that particular nurse. They should focus strictly on what they were paid to do, which is to ensure that nurses in Texas are minimally competent to practice. They need to keep their noses out of the personal, non-nursing related aspects of one's life.

Even though I'm against adultery, I still think that an adulterous person can serve as a competent nurse...

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Unless she is getting it on w/ a patient at work, it is not the Board's business. I do think the idea that they delve into a criminal backgoound is a good one. Who wants someone who has done something violent or even embezzled money having access to vulnerable potential targets? Yes, people do change. I think we need to err on the side of protecting patients if in doubt.

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CRIMSON specializes in Cardiac, Derm, OB.

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I believe the background check is a decent idea. It however should have some limits. Any misdemeanor over 10 years old should mostly likely not be allowed to rule a candidate out. Of course they are going to scrutinize Felony, Violence and Drug Addiction charges. Again, it should have limits!!!!

No your personal life is your own as long as it doesn't come to work. I don't care who they are sleeping with as long as they are caring for their patients. If it doesn't have to do with work the board should BUTT OUT.

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No your personal life is your own as long as it doesn't come to work. I don't care who they are sleeping with as long as they are caring for their patients. If it doesn't have to do with work the board should BUTT OUT.

I second that! Wonder if anyone has looked into the personal conduct of the Texas board members lately? ;)

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I had a public intoxication charge 18 years ago in Texas, and I had to pay money and fill out a lot of paperwork for the board, but they did approve me to take NCLEX.

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SaderNurse05 has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Tele, Infectious Disease, OHN.

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It would be interesting to see what would happen if this happened with the doctors....How many of them would be defending themselves? When I was in nursing school (in Texas) we went to study at a restaurant for a test. Our waitress told us she was a nurse (RN, BSN) and that she had her license revoked because she had not paid her student loans. Now granted, people should pay their loans but won't it take her longer to do it waiting tables??

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Has anyone else heard of this..having your license revoked because you don't pay student loans? I would not think that you could be revoked for that. The loan or grant people have nothing to do with the state boards of nursing (that I know of). I know someone who was a nurse and then later a waitress, it is because she got addicted to drugs and wouldn't go to rehab.

Michelle

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RN34TX has 17 years experience.

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I had a public intoxication charge 18 years ago in Texas, and I had to pay money and fill out a lot of paperwork for the board, but they did approve me to take NCLEX.

You have got to be kidding!

I know nurses with DUI's that are licensed in TX.

First of all, "public intoxication" is a joke in the first place.

I had a cop threaten me with that two years ago when my friend and I were driving home from Houston in the middle of the day. My friend and I got pulled over in an outlying suburb of Houston for speeding (which he was that's true) but the cop insisted on administering sobriety tests on my friend because she was quite sure that we both had been drinking in the middle of the day. Then the cop pulled me out of the car (I was the passenger) and gave me a breathalizer so that she could charge me with "public intoxication"!

Of course we both registered zero as neither of us had drank any alcohol that day or even the night before. It was a total scam. But looking back on it, what if I had been drinking and got charged with being publicly intoxicated inside of a private vehicle and my friend was driving me home because I had drank too much to drive?

I guess I'd be explaining that one to the board now wouldn't I?

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happybunny1970 has 6 years experience and specializes in Acute Hemodialysis, Cardiac, ICU, OR.

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This is nuts. I knew they were doing all the background checks and fingerprinting, but to have the number of investigations jump from 5,000/year to over 8,000/year? Their staff isn't that big! How the heck can they even do that? Sure they're housed in a big building in downtown Austin, but they only occupy a SUITE...

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BULLYDAWGRN has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in ICU/ER/TRANSPORT.

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Denies a student for adultry.. give me a break. Thats completely out of bounds. Someitmes I think jcaho and bon come from the same mother.

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