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Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Leanna Marchand, BSN, RN, JD
Peer Reviewer(s): Mable H. Smith, PhD, JD, MN, NEA-BC
Item#: N1797
Contents: 1 Course Book (72 pages)
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Texas Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics, 2nd Edition

Price $22.95
Item # N1797
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Release Date: October 19, 2017


Expiration Date: October 31, 2020


Today, nursing is a tightly regulated profession of well-educated, organized, and dedicated nursing professionals who provide a variety of nursing services in numerous healthcare settings (Whelan, 2014). A nurse is required to know and abide by the laws and rules pertaining to the nursing profession. This course is specific to nursing jurisprudence and nursing ethics in the state of Texas. This course provides an overview of the Texas Nurse Practice Act (NPA); nursing peer review; the nurse licensure compact; Board rules and regulations, including sections 217.11 (Standards of Nursing Practice) and 217.12 (Unprofessional Conduct); Board Position Statements and Guidelines; and principles of nursing ethics and professional boundaries. 



Texas - This course fulfills your jurisprudence & ethics requirement.



Course Objectives

  • List the laws that regulate nursing practice in Texas.
  • Describe the purpose, functions, and structure of the Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Discuss licensure, certifications, and nursing scope of practice.
  • Explain different types of nursing peer review.
  • Identify unprofessional conduct and the disciplinary process.
  • Discuss nursing ethics including professional boundaries and the use of social media.


Leanna Marchand, BSN, RN, JD, is a partner in Marchand & Rossi, LLP, in Dallas, Texas. She handles civil litigation, including healthcare, personal injury, and guardianship law. Mrs. Marchand represents healthcare providers before their respective boards and in peer review matters. She is an author and has presented nationally on topics related to healthcare. Mrs. Marchand is member of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys and the Texas and American Nurses Association, and serves as director on the board of TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation.


Mable H. Smith, PhD, JD, MN, NEA-BC, is the dean of the College of Nursing and Public Health at South University. Dr. Smith has been in education for more than 25 years and has taught at all academic levels, including undergraduate courses in professional nursing, leadership and management, role transition, legal/ethical aspects of practice, healthcare policies, and adult health/critical care nursing. Dr. Smith has published and presented in numerous arenas on legal and ethical issues in nursing education and in nursing/healthcare, and she is the author of The Legal, Ethical and Professional Dimension of Nursing Education, Second Edition. Dr. Smith earned a BSN from Florida State University (FSU) and an MN from Emory University, with an emphasis in education. She obtained a PhD in Higher Education Administration and JD from FSU.

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