Ethics and Jurisprudence for Nurses in Texas

Ethics and Jurisprudence for Nurses in Texas 

This course is designed to inform Texas LVNs, RNs, and APRNs of ethics and jurisprudence requirements of practice for preparation of license renewal. This course will also satisfy the Texas BON requirement for two topic-specific contact hours of continuing nursing education, which must be completed every third license renewal cycle.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

American Nurses Credentialing Center


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-EJNT
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Identify the Texas Practice Act and Board of Nursing (BON) Rules, including provisions of the following rules:
o Licensure and license renewal requirements
o Disciplinary process, including reasons for discipline
o Delegation
o Board Rule 217.11: Standards of Nursing Practice
o Nursing Peer Review
o Nurse Licensure Compact
Demonstrate where to find BON Position Statements and identify topics that the statements address.
Discuss the Texas BON position on:
o LVNs engaging in IV therapy, venipuncture, or PICC line care
o Client “abandonment”
o Use of social media by nurses
Explain the principles of nursing ethics, using various examples.
Summarize effective behaviors to maintain professional boundaries.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Defining Terms, Rules, and Regulations A. The Terms B. Exam Requirements C. Texas Board of Nursing D. Initial Licensing E. Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) F. Licensure Status G. Licensure Renewal H. Review I. Summary Section 3: Levels and Scope of Nursing Practice A. Texas Nurse Practice Act B. Standards of Nursing Practice C. Vocational Nurses D. Registered Nurses E. Registered Nurses with Advance Practice Authorization F. Six-Step Decision-Making Model G. Review H. Summary Section 4: Rules, Laws, and Position Statements A. Laws and Rules B. Position Statements C. Review D. Summary Section 5: Legal vs. Ethical Practice A. Definitions B. Nursing Code of Ethics C. The Four Ethical Principles D. More on Justice E. The Veracity Principle F. The Principle of Fidelity G. Ethics and the Law H. Conflicts and Dilemmas I. What's the RIght Thing to Do? J. The Ethical Decision-Making Process K. Review L. Summary Section 6: Professional Practice and Unprofessional Conduct A. Professional Boundaries B. Boundary Crossings and Violations C. Social Media D. Disciplinary Action E. The Investigatory Process F. The Informal Settlement Process G. The Formal Settlement Process H. Review I. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Expert Reviewer: Jesica Naiman, R.N., M.S.N.
Jesica Naiman has been a registered nurse since 2007. She has practiced obstetrics, newborn, NICU, and pediatric nursing in Colorado and Wyoming ranging from a large 650+ bed hospitals, to a small 50 bed rural hospital in Wyoming. She obtained her baccalaureate degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2007. In May of 2016, Mrs. Naiman graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Wyoming. In December 2016, she completed her Online Instruction Certificate with the Instructional Technology in Education department within the University of Wyoming. She started as a Clinical Teaching Specialist for the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in the Spring of 2016. After completing her masters, she was immediately offered a full-time faculty position as an instructor with the College of Nursing, and started that role in Fall 2016. She now teaches Pediatric Nursing, Health Assessment, and Obstetrics for The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Disclosure: Jesica Naiman, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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