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Differentiating the Role of the Texas Board of Nursing from the Role of Nursing (Professional) Associations

Although the Texas Board of Nursing and professional nursing associations are both involved in the arena of nursing, nursing associations serve a different purpose and provide different services to their nursing membership and the public.

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The Role of the Board of Nursing

The mission of the BON is to protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that each person licensed as a nurse is competent to practice safely. For this purpose, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the State agency empowered by the Texas Legislature with regulating the practice of vocational, professional, and advanced practice nursing...Click this read more image to expand or collapse text. It acts as a toggle.

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The Role of Nursing (Professional) Associations

Unlike the BON, a nursing association (also called a professional association) is a private organization whose members must pay dues to enjoy the benefits of membership. One of the primary functions of a nursing association is to represent its members in legislative, political, and practice matters. It provides a central voice for its nurse membership...Click this read more image to expand or collapse text. It acts as a toggle.

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The Board and the nursing associations have separate but equally important roles. The nursing associations represent their members, while the Board serves the people of Texas through assuring licensed nurses meet minimum standards of safe practice...Click this read more image to expand or collapse text. It acts as a toggle.

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Policy on Use of Technological Solutions to Improve Board FunctionsPolicy on Use of Technological Solutions to Improve Board Functions

Technological Solutions

HB 2426 of the 80th Texas Legislative Session required the Board to implement a policy on the 'Use of Technology'. The Board's intent is to deploy technological-based solutions when possible and offer this written policy for consideration...Click this read more image to expand or collapse text. It acts as a toggle.

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