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TNA's Legislative and Policy Goals

Before each legislative session, TNA listens to its members, convenes the TNA Policy Council, hosts the Nursing Legislative Agenda Coalition, which is comprised of many nursing specialty groups, and engages the TNA Governmental Affairs Committee to answer the question:

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"What matters most to nurses, and how do we best achieve our shared goals?"

With input from members throughout the state, TNA identified priorities for the 85th Legislative Session. And for the first time in our history, TNA has created a professional policy book that is available to the public here and will be distributed to every legislator at the Texas Capitol!

Full Policy Book

Short on time or interested in just one or two topics? Below is an overview of the policy positions as well as issue-specific sections from the book that you can download separately:





Nursing Education


Board of Nursing/Regulatory


Mental Health


Workplace Advocacy


Workplace Violence Against Nurses Report

As a result of HB 2696 in the 84th Legislative Session, the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies conducted a study on workplace violence against nurses in hospitals, freestanding emergency medical care facilities, nursing facilities, and home health agencies. The final report was issued in December 2016.

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