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Texas Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI
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CE: 2 hours
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Course Summary

In every state jurisdiction the Board of Nursing is mandated by state law to regulate the practice of registered nursing and to protect the public interest by ensuring licensed nurses practice according to safe and appropriate professional guidelines. The Texas Board of Nursing requires continuing competency of licensed registered nurses in the nurse's area of practice and jurisprudence. Registered nurses are expected to practice ethically and in compliance with Board of Nursing rules and according to the Texas Nursing Practice Act.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.         Introduction
II.        Nurse Practice Act of Texas
III.       Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics
1.      Section 301: Nurses
2.      Subchapter D: General Powers and Duties of the Board
3.      Subchapter D, Section 301.1583, Disciplinary Action
4.      Subchapter E: Public Interest Information and Complaint Procedures
5.      Subchapter F: License Requirements
6.      Subchapter G: License Renewal
7.      Subchapter H: Practice by License Holder
8.      Subchapter I: Reporting Violations and Patient Care Concerns
9.      Section 301.402: Mandatory Report by Nurse
10.    Section 301.410: Report Regarding Impairment by Chemical Dependency, Mental Illness, or Diminished Mental Capacity
11.    Section 301.4105: Board Responsibility Following Report
12.    Section 301.4521: Physical and Psychological Evaluation
13.    Section 301.4106: Peer Assistance Programs
14.    Section 301.411: Effect of Failure to Report
15.    Section 467.005: Reports
16.    Section 467.006: Assistance to Impaired Professionals
17.    Subchapter J: Prohibited Practices and Disciplinary Actions
18.    The Nursing Practice Act, Section 301.451, Certain Prohibited Practices, and Section 301.452
19.    Section 301.452: Grounds for Disciplinary Action
20.    Section 301.4535: Required Suspension, Revocation, or Refusal of License for Certain Offenses
21.    Section 301:453:  Disciplinary Authority of Board: Methods of Discipline
22.    Subchapter K: Administrative Penalty
IV.      Nursing Peer Review
1.      Definition: Chapter 303, Section 303.001
2.      Purposes and goals: Chapter 303, Section 303.001
3.      Establishment of a nursing peer review committee: Chapter 303, Section 303:0015
V.       Nursing Licensure Compact
VI.      Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Administrative Code
1.      Section 213.28: Licensure of Persons with Criminal Offenses
2.      Section 213.29: Criteria and Procedure Regarding Intemperate Use and Lack of Fitness in Eligibility and Disciplinary Matters
VII.      Nursing Continuing Competency
1.      Section 216.3: Requirements
VIII.     Standards of Nursing Practice
1.     217.12: Unprofessional Conduct
2.     217.13: Peer Assistance Program
3.     217.20: Safe Harbor Peer Review for Nurses and Whistleblower Protections
4.     Section 217.21: Remedial Education Course Providers and Remedial Education Courses
5.     Chapter 224: Delegation of Nursing Tasks by Registered Professional Nurses to Unlicensed Personnel for Clients with Acute Conditions or in Acute Care Environments
6.     Chapter 225: RN Delegation to Unlicensed to Unlicensed Personnel and Tasks not Requiring Delegation in Independent Living Environments for Clients with Stable and Predictable Conditions
7.     Chapter 228. Pain Management
IX.      Principles of Nursing Ethics
X.       Nursing Position Statements
1.     Professional Boundaries
XI.      Summary

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