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Advanced Practice Nursing
Alternative & Complementary Therapies
Board Position Statements
Drug Use by Nurses
- Proposed Nursing Work Hours Position Statement - The Texas Board of Nursing's (BON) Nursing Practice Advisory Committee (NPAC) initiated an online survey concerning
nursing work hours which was conducted on the BON web site. The survey was developed in response to research done by
the Institute of Medicine which showed that working shifts longer than 12.5 hours per day and more than 60 hours per
week may cause increased incidence of nursing errors and diminished patient safety. A public hearing was held to solicit
further public feedback concerning nursing work hours on April 18, 2007. Feedback obtained from the public hearing, as
well as from the BON survey data, was considered by the Board concerning adoption of a proposed position statement
(included in the January, 2007, Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin) relating to nursing work hours. The Board voted to
send the proposed position statement back to the NPAC for further consideration. The linked document below was taken
from the April 2007 Texas Board of Nursing's Bulletin (web version).
Nursing Work Hours Summary Document
- Overtime, Hours of Work
- Staffing Ratios
Moderate (Conscious) Sedation
Laws Impacting Nursing (Other than the Nursing Practice Act and the Board's Rules and Regulations)
Poison Control Information
- Complete set of the Texas Board of Nursing Position Statements relating
to Practice (web view or pdf version)
Practice Setting/Specialty Area Specific
Pronouncement of Death
Volunteer Retired Nurse