Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this continuing education module is to provide Texas nurse licensees, and those who are interested in being licensed in Texas, with an introduction to the Texas Nursing Practice Act and Rules. In addition, ethical principles affecting nurses in Texas will be included. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List the composition of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON)
  • Discuss the Nurse Licensure Compact and its effect on licensure in Texas and other states
  • Compare and contrast the practice of registered nursing in Texas with that of licensed vocational nursing in Texas
  • Compare and contrast the BON’s right in disciplinary proceedings with those of the nurse licensee
  • Explain at least six grounds for discipline of nurses by the Texas BON
  • List the types of nursing peer review
  • Discuss at least six principles of nursing ethics and how they are incorporated into nursing practice in Texas

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.