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Texas nurses accused of drug abuse in ongoing investigation

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is investigating allegations nurses at a Texas hospital were abusing fentanyl. The investigation comes shortly after two nurses at UT Southwestern died from overdose related injuries while in the hospital.

Prepping for the NCLEX-RN exam? 3 tips for success.

Like any medical professional, becoming a registered nurse requires more than just dedication, countless hours of study and time spent gaining clinical experience. It also requires passing tests. Often standardized and impersonal, these tests are generally required to get your nursing license.

Texas nurses excel on nursing exams … but what’s next?

Texas nursing students are excelling when it comes time to take their exams and get their nursing license. The Texas Board of Nursing recently reported results on the National Council Licensure Examination taken in 2018. Two universities in the eastern portion of the state reported 100% passing rates while most others in the area were above 90%.

What happens when the Texas BON receives a complaint?

Perhaps a patient was unhappy with the care they received, a family member felt the medical community failed a loved one or a coworker was upset. Whatever the reason that may lead to a complaint, it is important for nurses to know that official complaints within the field are not uncommon.

The evolution of nursing: Which specialty is right for you?

Just like physicians, the nursing profession appears to be shifting away from one of a generalized nurse and towards one where nurses are trained and mentored to handle certain areas. There are many specialty options for those who are interested in the nursing profession, or who have already received their training and are looking to specialize.

Will state officials allow Texas NPs to practice independently?

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) can provide a wide range of services for patients. In many cases, NPs and other nursing professionals are not able to apply the full extent of their training due to the confines of federal and state regulations. Texas NPs are pushing back against these regulations and attempting to Full Practice Authority (FPA).

Can nurses have a license in more than one state?

There are situations a nurse may need to travel across state lines to provide care. One common example is the position of a travel nurse. In order to cut down on the burden that comes with meeting the licensing requirements for each state, nurses in these situations may make use of the Nurse Licensing Compact.

What to do as the subject of a nursing board complaint

As someone who makes a living working as a nurse, it makes sense that you would feel anxious and nervous upon receiving notification that someone has filed a nursing board complaint against you. A complaint made to the Texas Board of Nursing has the potential to threaten your professional license, which could have a monumental impact on your ability to earn a living and support yourself.

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