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Nursing Legislative Agenda Coalition (NLAC)
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The Nursing Legislative Agenda Coalition (NLAC) is a coalition of nursing organizations around Texas that join together to share ideas, strategies, and priorities for nursing issues during the Texas Legislature. Each legislative session, NLAC lobbies the Capitol to support a nursing legislative agenda that the coalition developed and agreed upon during the interim. This joint effort raises the stakes for legislators by including tens of thousands of nurses on each agenda item and amplifying our collective voice on issues that would not be possible by any individual organization alone.

NLAC meets twice during the Texas legislative interim - in late spring/early summer, to lay the foundation for the next Nursing Legislative Agenda and again in the fall, to finalize the agenda and discuss nursing's legislative plan for the 87 th Texas Legislature. NLAC will meet virtually on October 27, 2020. For more information, please contact us.

NLAC membership enrollment for 2021-2022 NLAC membership will open in November 2020. The 2021-2022 NLAC Membership Agreement will be available soon.

For more information, contact TNA Government Affairs Department.


2019 NLAC Legislative Agenda 

BON 86th Regular Texas Legislative Session - Legislative Report

APRN 1-pager (pdf)

Coalition for Health Care Access APRN FPA 1-pager (pdf)
HB 2980 Graduate Nursing Education
HB 1146 Workplace Violence Prevention
SB 358 Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment

Read the latest issue of Nursewatch

Nursewatch - October 2020 Issue

*NLAC Representatives receive periodic legislative updates during the legislative interim. Past issues of Nursewatch may be found under the Nursewatch Archive tab.


The coalition is led by the Texas Nurses Association.

 Houston Chapter Oncology Nursing Society  The Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse-Midwives  Houston Organization of Nurse Executives (HONE) Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TxANA)
 Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice  Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses Association  TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF VOCATIONAL NURSE EDUCATORS  Texas Collaboration of periOperative Registered Nurses
   Texas Nursing Students Association  Texas Emergency Nurses Association  Texas Nurse Practitioners
       Texas Organization of Nurse Executives
 Association of periOperative Registered Nurses - North Harris Montgomery County (AORN -NHMC)  Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of Texas  Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)  Association of periOperative Registered Nurses - Greater Houston

Texas Association of Deans & Directors of Professional Nursing Programs

Texas Nurses Association

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