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The Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN)(TPAPN)(TPAPN)(T

The Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN)(TPAPN)(TPAPN)(T   

The Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN) 

TPAPN encourages nurses to seek help with psychiatric or substance use disorders. TPAPN is a non-punitive, confidential and voluntary alternative for RNs and LVNs with concerns related to substance use and mental health. Read more about TPAPN.



Narrated Slide Show for Employers Hiring or Considering Hiring
TPAPN Participants


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Narrated Slide Show for Co-workers of TPAPN Participants


(Run time: 9 min. | View with Chrome or Firefox)


Calendar of Classes/Events




Refer a nurse

You can help a nurse in need by using the TPAPN Referral Form. Please be sure to include all relevant information. The completed form will need to be printed and faxed or mailed. That information is located on the form.  

Directions for the form Or if you prefer
By clicking on the REFERRAL FORM link, you will automatically download the zipped TPAPN REFERRAL FORM. You WILL NEED TO UNZIP IT. It can be opened using 7-zip, a free program. Then open with Adobe Acrobat Reader, another free program. You may talk to a TPAPN Intake Coordinatorat 1-800-288-5528
(Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) or email. Confidential messages may be left at that number, too.





Extended Evaluation Program of Texas (EEP) 


The Extended Evaluation Program of Texas (EEP) is a voluntary monitoring system that can help nurses avoid possible disciplinary action against their nursing licenses by demonstrating to the EEP that they do not have a drug or alcohol problem. 

Read more about EEP.



TPAPN General Information Guide


TPAPN accepts eligible nurses who may benefit from peer assistance services. 




Substance Use Disorder in Nursing 


Substance Use Disorder in Nursing tackles one of the most serious problems facing nursing today. This video provides a comprehensive look at the issue of substance use disorder.




TPAPN Participant Handbook

As a client with TPAPN, this handbook will help you understand your role and responsibilities.




TPAPN Forms Handbook

The TPAPN Forms Handbook helps participants communicate with employers and health care providers.





The Talbott Medical Guide


The Talbott Recovery Medication Guide for a Safe Recovery is a comprehensive addiction recovery guide that will help you sustain a safe recovery from addiction. The medication guide provides categorized products, some of which should only be taken with the approval and the knowledge and consent of your addiction recovery physician.





Job interview tips for TPAPN participants


Get tips on presentation, disclosing your TPAPN participation, and being proactive in addressing your restrictions. 





Volunteer with TPAPN


To volunteer to help TPAPN, you will need to download two forms. In order to open them you will need two programs:

1. A program to unzip (7-Zip is free)

2. Free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Open Advocate Application Agreement to begin





TPAPN Advocates save lives


"Becoming an advocate was never a question for me; it was and continues to be a gift.  It is one way I can give back what was so freely given to me."






Facilitated nurse support groups in Texas


TPAPN has not been paid to promote any of the facilities listed. This list of facilities is for informational purposes only and should not be considered an endorsement by TPAPN.








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