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Texas Board of Nursing meeting schedule.

2016 Board Meeting Dates

July 21-22

October 0-21

2016 Eligibility and Disciplinary Committee Meeting Dates

August 9

September 13

November 8

December 13

Summary of Actions

A regular meeting of the Board of Nursing was held April 21-22 2016, in Austin. The following is a summary of Board actions taken during this meeting.

In the May 27, 2016 issue of the Texas Register, the Texas Board of Nursing (Board) proposed new [section]211.10, relating to Training and Education Reimbursement. The proposed rule prescribes requirements for the reimbursement of training or education expenses for Board employees, including: eligibility requirements, employee responsibility, the obligations assumed by employees upon receiving those funds, and the requirement that the Executive Director approve education and training reimbursement. The proposed amendment may be viewed at: http://www.sos.state. tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0527/0527prop. pdf. Earliest possible date of adoption: June 26, 2016.

In the May 20, 2016 issue of the Texas Register, the Board proposed an amendment to [section]211.9, concerning General Considerations. The proposed amendment addresses the parliamentary procedures under which Board proceedings will be conducted. The proposed amendment may be viewed at: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/ pdf/backview/0520/0520prop.pdf. Earliest possible date of adoption: June 19, 2016.

In the May 13, 2016 issue of the Texas Register, the Board proposed amendments to [section]217.4, concerning Requirements for Initial Licensure by Examination for Nurses Who Graduate from Nursing Education Programs Outside of United States' Jurisdiction. The proposed amendments are necessary to treat foreign educated nurse applicants for initial licensure in Texas more similarly to individuals educated within the United States and to remove unnecessary barriers to licensure for these individuals. The proposed amendments may be viewed at: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/ backview/0513/0513prop.pdf. Earliest possible date of adoption: June 12, 2016

In the April 15, 2016 issue of the Texas Register, The Board adopted amendments to [section]211.6, concerning Committees of the Board; [section]213.23, concerning Decision of the Board; [section]213.32, concerning Corrective Action Proceedings and Schedule of Administrative Fines; [section]214.8, relating to Students; and [section]215.8, relating to Students. The amendments were adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the February 12, 2016, issue of the Texas Register (41 TexReg 1076).

Nursing Education Actions--April 2016 Board Meeting

Reviewed Reports on:

Status of New Nursing Education Programs and Active and Potential Proposals; Status on Programs with Sanctions; and Report on Communication Activities with Nursing Education Programs.

Approved Reports of Survey Visits:

Northeast Texas Community College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Education Program in Mt. Pleasant; and Texarkana College ADN Education Program in Texarkana.

Approved Change in Approval Status from Full with Warning to Full Approval:

Odessa College at Monahans Vocational Nursing (VN) Education Program in Monahans.

Approved Change in Approval Status from Initial Approval to Initial

Approval with Warning:

Cephas Center for Health Sciences VN Education Program in Dallas; and Vocational Nursing Institute VN Education Program in Houston.

Approved Change in Approval Status from Full Approval to Full Approval with Warning:

Concorde Career Institute VN Education Program in Grand Prairie; and Houston Community College VN Education Program in Houston.

Approved Change in Approval Status from Initial Approval with Warning to Conditional Approval:

Bell Tech Career Institute VN Education Program in Houston.

Approved Change in Approval Status from Full Approval with Warning to Conditional Approval:

The College of Health Care Professions VN Education Program in Houston.

Approved Proposal for Innovative Pilot Project for Waiver to Reduce Hours in Vocational Nursing Education Program:

Vista College VN Education Program in El Paso.

Approved Proposal to Establish A New Nursing Education Program:

Wayland Baptist University Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Education Program in San Antonio; and Texas Health School VN Education Program in Houston.

Received Report on:

2015 NCLEX-PN[R] Examination Pass Rates for Vocational Nursing Education Programs.
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