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intentionally placing another in apprehension or fear that they will suffer harmed or offensive contact

Assault

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intentional contact that is harmful or offensive, or creating the apprehension that such contact is imminent

Battery

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printed or broadcast

libel

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failure to take proper care in doing something

Negligence

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negligence committed by a person in his or her professional capacity

Malpractice

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spoken

Slander

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RN licensure renewal: CEU’s/CNE’s

60 days prior to license expiration the BON will mail a postcard reminder to renew online

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Main purpose of the BON:

To protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that each person holding a license as a nurse in the state of Texas is competent to practice safely

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The practice of nursing is a right granted by a state to protect those who need nursing care. The guidelines of the NPA and its rules provide safe parameters within which to work as well as protect patients from unprofessional and unsafe nursing practice.

Nurse Practice Act:

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Agreement among states to mutually recognize each other’s licenses

Nurse Compact – Mutual Recognition Model

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Over-involvement with a patient is on the right side of the continuum; includes boundary crossings, ________ ______ and professional sexual misconduct. Under involvement lies on the left side; distancing, disinterest and neglect

boundary violations

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May be initiated by a LVN, RN or APRN prior to accepting an assignment or engaging in requested conduct that the nurse believes would place patients at risk of harm, thus potentially causing the nurse to violate his/her duty to the patient(s). Invoking safe harbor in accordance with Rule 217.20 protects the nurse from licensure action by the BON as well as from retaliatory action by the employer.

safe harbor