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Texas Jurisprudence and Ethics - DEMO

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Introduction to The Texas Jurisprudence and Ethics Course

The Texas Board of Nursing is the governmental agency charged with the duty of ensuring that each nurse practicing in the state of Texas is competent to provide safe nursing practices. The Texas legislature passes legislation that creates and/or amends the Nursing Practice Act (NPA) and grants power to the Texas Board of Nursing to create and enforce the rules and regulations set forth in the Texas Nursing Practice Act. The mission of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON or Board) is to protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that each person holding a license as a nurse in this state is competent to practice safely. As part of that duty, the Board has established rules and regulations in addition to the Nursing Practice Act, as well as continuing education requirements aimed at ensuring that all nurses practicing in the state maintain a minimal level of competency. This is accomplished by the requirement for continuing education in areas that the Board deems to be critical to the safe provision of patient care. All nurses are required to complete at least 20 contact hours of continuing education every two years in their area of practice prior to license renewal. Specific continuing education requirements can be found here.

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