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Professional Nursing Practice

Nursing is the science and art of healing, founded on academic principles, skills mastery, ethics, advanced clinical reasoning, and lifelong learning. The patient centered focus predominates in all practice settings, as nurses lend their knowledge, skills and abilities in hospitals, schools, and leadership. At the TNA, we support a philosophy of nursing that places value on the following six aspects:

  1. Dignity: Every person has inherent dignity and worth deserving compassionate care based on sound evidence.
  2. Access: Accessible, quality healthcare is necessary for individual and global stability and functioning.
  3. Nursing Environment: Nursing occurs in variable environments that are person-centered.
  4. Health: Health is more than the absence of disease or disability.
  5. Nursing Foundation: Quality nursing care draws from the arts and sciences.
  6. Nursing Accountability: Nurses must be accountable and knowledgeable about the profession and their specialty, embracing life long learning.

As we enter a new era of health care delivery and evidence-based practice, it has never been more important for nurses to speak with a unified voice, engaging in issues that impact the patient population and nursing practice.

TNA actively participates in supporting nursing practice in all settings, responding to changes that could impact practice. Regardless of the setting or specific functions, we’re all in this together.

For Practice questions, please contact the Director of Practice, Stacey Cropley, DNP, RN, CPN.

Texas Nurses Association
8501 N. MoPac Expy, Ste 400
Austin, Texas 78759

P: 512.452.0645 x132
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