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General Nursing Practice Information

General Nursing Practice Information

The Texas Board of Nursing web site contains information on many topics of concern or confusion for
LVNs, RNs, and those who work with licensed nurses in Texas.
Texas Board of Nursing “Nursing Practice & Advanced Practice

Texas Board of Nursing Standards of Nursing Practice
RULE §217.11 Standards of Nursing Practice

The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for regulating the practice of nursing within the State of Texas for Vocational Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Registered Nurses with advanced practice authorization. The standards of practice establish a minimum acceptable level of nursing practice in any setting for each level of nursing licensure or advanced practice authorization. Failure to meet these standards may result in action against the nurses’ license even if no actual patient injury resulted.
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Texas Licensure

The Texas Board of Nursing regulates the practice of nursing in the state of Texas. Their website has the forms, applications, and the answers to frequently asked questions about licensure.
To contact the Board:
Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, Texas  78701
Website: www.bne.state.tx.us
Phone: (512) 305-7400
Fax: (512) 305-7401

American Nurses Association Code of Ethics

The American Nurses Association approved the original Code of Ethics for Nurses in 1985. A review of this Code began in 1995 and in July 2001 the Congress of Nursing Practice and Economics of the ANA approved a fully revised Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statement. Click to read the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statement