Friday, May 11, 2007

A Look Into the Board's Mind

The Texas Board of Nursing has many position statements covering topics such as nurses carrying out order from PAs to role of RNs and LVNs as school nurses to the administration of medications and treatments by LVNs. There are also guidelines adopted by the Board. These guidelines cover areas such as the new graduate or the nurse returning to work or how to transition to a new clinical area.

These position statements or guidelines are not law, but they are a window into the Board's "mind." These give guidance into the manner in which the Board reviews issues and what the Board expects to occur in certain circumstances. It is prudent for nurses to review these lists of statements/guidelines to find areas that may apply to their particular area or situation.

The guidelines are available at under guidelines and under position statements.