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What is the Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics Continuing Education Requirement for Nurses?

All nurses must complete at least two contact hours of continuing nursing education (CNE) relating to nursing jurisprudence and nursing ethics before the end of every third two-year licensing period (applicable to licensing periods that began on or after January 1, 2014). The CNE course(s) must contain information related to:

* the Nursing Practice Act,

* the Board's rules (including [section]217.11, Standards of Nursing Practice),

* the Board's Position Statements, and

* principles of nursing ethics.

Contact hours completed for this requirement count toward completion of the 20 contact hours of CNE required for all nurses. Certification may not be used to fulfill this requirement. Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) may not use continuing medical education to fulfill this requirement. Only CNE is acceptable.

The Board of Nursing's workshop, Protecting Your Patients & Your Practice, Nursing Jurisprudence & Ethics which offers 8.6 contact hours is an excellent way to fulfil this requirement. The purpose of the workshop is to provide all nurses with information on the current nursing licensure laws that serve as the foundation for nursing practice in the State of Texas. Workshop participation will contribute to the nurse's ability to know and conform with the Texas Nursing Practice Act and the Board's Rules & Regulations, which in turn will promote and protect the welfare of the public. The remaining workshop sites for the year include El Paso, Odessa, and Houston. For complete information, go to

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Publication:Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin
Date:Jul 1, 2019
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