Archive, April 2015.
Since 2013, the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN) has made several important changes regarding nurses’ rights. TPAPN helps nurses who are struggling with substance abuse or psychiatric disorders and who do not wish to have these issues recorded on their permanent record by the Texas Board of Nursing. Additionally, TPAPN helps nurses recover from their addiction using a peer accountability program. Nurses in need of assistance can contact TPAPN on a voluntary basis and their case will remain confidential.
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Pharmacists spend a great deal of time and effort getting and maintaining a pharmacy license. Finding out that a complaint has been filed, and facing a disciplinary action by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, is a process that no licensed pharmacist wants to endure.
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Last year, new requirements for nursing license renewals went into effect. Licensed nurses should remain aware of these requirements and should understand that noncompliance can result in non-renewal of a nursing license by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is responsible for licensing and disciplining nurses in the state. The nursing profession has seen a marked increase in the number of BON disciplinary actions in recent years. Texas nurses should understand why that is happening, how to avoid a disciplinary action, and what to do if an action is initiated.
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