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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

This course was created to meet the requirements governing Texas Nurses for a continuing nursing education (CNE) course on nursing jurisprudence and ethics outlined in the Texas Nursing Practice Act. Specifically, the course covers information about the Texas Nursing Practice Act; the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) rules, including Board Rule 217.11; Standards of Nursing Practice; the Texas BON Position Statements; principles of nursing ethics; and professional boundaries.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Nursing Practice Act Of Texas
    1. Section 301: Nurses
    2. Subchapter D: General Powers and Duties of the Board
    3. Subchapter E: Public Interest Information and Complaint Procedures
    4. Subchapter F: License Requirements
    5. Subchapter G: License Renewal
    6. Subchapter H: Practice by License Holder
    7. Subchapter I: Reporting Violations and Patient Care Concerns
    8. Section 301.402: Mandatory Report by Nurse
    9. Section 301.410: Report Regarding Impairment by Chemical Dependency, Mental Illness, or Diminished Mental Capacity
    10. Section 301.4105: Board Responsibility Following Report
    11. Section 301.4521: Physical and Psychological Evaluation
    12. Section 301.4106: Peer Assistance Programs
    13. Section 301.411: Effect of Failure to Report
    14. Section 467.005: Reports
    15. Section 467.006: Assistance to Impaired Professionals
    16. Subchapter J: Prohibited Practices and Disciplinary Actions
    17. The Nursing Practice Act, Section 301.451, Certain Prohibited Practices, and Section 301.452
    18. Section 301.452: Grounds for Disciplinary Action
    19. Section 301.4535: Required Suspension, Revocation, or Refusal of License for Certain Offenses
    20. Disciplinary Authority of Board: Methods of Discipline 21. Subchapter K: Administrative Penalty
  3. Nursing Peer Review
    1. Definition: Chapter 303, Section 303.001
    2. Purposes and goals: Chapter 303
    3. Establishment of a nursing peer review committee: Chapter 303
  4. Nursing Licensure Compact
  5. Texas Board Of Nursing Rules And Regulations
    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
  6. Nursing Continuing Competency
    1. Section 216.3: Requirements
  7. Standards Of Nursing Practice
    1. 217.12. Unprofessional Conduct
    2. 217.13. Peer Assistance Program
    3. Section 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
  8. Principles Of Nursing Ethics
  9. Nursing Position Statements
    1. Professional Boundaries
  10. Summary


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