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Nursing Education in Texas

Texas Nurses Association (TNA) has a 100-year history of championing the cause of quality nursing education in Texas.  Since 1909, when TNA members successfully lobbied the Texas Legislature for a mandated, basic education for nursing, TNA has led the way and set the standards for nursing education in Texas. From basic nursing education to new educational models to continuing education, TNA actively continues to shape the role of education for Texas nurses.

TNA approves providers of continuing nursing education (CNE), as well as individual CNE programs, providing continuing nursing education through both TNA and the Texas Nurses Foundation.  TNA consults with state policy makers and other stakeholders about both formal education and continuing education requirements, and also  explores new educational models that might better meet the needs of all Texans, patients and nurses.

Texas nurses have changed over the years.  There are more men in the profession than ever before. Nurses are treating an aging population that is living longer yet experiencing chronic illnesses that might have killed them 20 years ago. The prospect of chemical or biological warfare always lurks in the background.

Since nurses have their hands full, TNA wants them to have every resource available to get the job done.  Challenges change from patient to patient.  Our goal is that nurses in Texas have the education and preparation to meet those challenges head on.

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