Course Name Course Objectives
Overview of Texas Nursing—Legal & Ethical Foundations  [OTNLEF]
1. Determine your knowledge base.

2. Compare the purposes of the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) to
    professional organizations.

3. Name selected websites.

4. Define selected terms.

5. Compare & contrast the Nurse Practice Act (NPA), TBON Rules &
    Regulations (R&R) & TBON Position Statements (PS).

6. Describe the legal responsibilities, duties & scope of nursing practice &
    their relationships to the concept reasonable prudent nurse. Explore
    Incident Based Nursing Peer Review (IBNPR) & Safe Harbor
    Nursing Peer Review (SHNPR) processes.

7. Summarize the investigatory & disciplinary process subsequent to a
    complaint filed against a nurse.

8. Explore Multistate Licensure (Nurse Licensure) Compact privileges &

9. Define nursing ethics & professional boundary crossings.

10. Apply the ethical decision-making framework to selected case studies.

11. Determine what you learned.

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Documenting & Reporting Like Lives Depend On It
1. Evaluate your current Documenting &Reporting (D&R) skills.

2. Recall the legal purposes & guidelines for D&R.

3. Discuss D&R legal requirements including methods & systems.

4. Identify command D&R errors & strategies for prevention.

5. Demonstrate legal & ethical D&R.

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