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SUNSET COMMITTEEE CONCLUDES THE BOARD UNFAIRLY PENALIZES NURSES FOR CONDUCT UNRELATED TO NURSING

The Board of Nursing underwent review by the Sunset Advisory Commission during the 85th legislative session, and it was determined that SIGNIFICANT CHANGES be implemented to the Board of Nursing's rules.

4 odd ways nurses have lost their licenses

It may seem easy to lose a nursing license, but the truth of the matter is that it is extremely difficult. There are processes in place to give nurses the benefit of the doubt and help them retain their documentation. From honest mistakes to total crimes, nurses have lost their licenses in a number of ways.

Unprofessional behavior may threaten your nursing career

Your work as a nurse can be hectic and stressful at the best of times. When a difficult job becomes too much, it might be tempting to snap at others. You might even entertain the notion of taking your frustration out on someone who is unable to fight back or is unaware of any potential misconduct. While you may never act on these thoughts, it is important for you and other nurses in Texas to understand the potential consequences of unprofessional conduct.

Accepting gifts from patients: Could you lose your license?

When nurses do their job well, patients are often appreciative. Many express their gratitude through tokens of thanks such as homemade cookies or a heartfelt letter. These gifts are probably fine to accept and can be a big part of what keeps nurses showing up day after day in a stressful job.

3 reasons you could lose your nursing license

You do good work as a nurse. Every day you go to your job to save lives and make a measurable difference in the world. Despite your hard and admirable work, you can face disciplinary action and risk losing your license if you are not careful.

5 reasons you could lose your nursing license

Being a nurse is a difficult job. As you work to take care of patients and save lives every day, you may have concerns about losing your license. Disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) can be scary to think about. But what actually leads to investigations and license suspensions?

Why many nurses struggle with drug or alcohol issues

Look at any list of stressful jobs, and chances are that nursing is right up there. For one thing, nurses must wear many hats: medical professional, caregiver, confidant and gofer, to name some. Quite a few work long, soul-draining shifts where they deal with problems that not many other people see.

Depression, nurses and licensing worries

Nurses in Texas can lose their nursing licenses for a multitude of reasons, one of which includes bad behavior. However, some worry about whether episodes of depression may put their license at risk. That worry may cause some to avoid seeking the treatment they need.

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact includes Texas, 25 other states

In just about four months, the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact will take effect here in Texas and 25 other states. The Compact enables nurses to practice in person and by teleconference across state lines if they meet the agreed upon licensure requirements.

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