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TNA's staff, members, and policy committees have expertise in a wide variety of fields, from health information technology to disaster preparedness to labor and delivery. The resources provided here are intended to help nurses, patients, and other health care providers. All information provided is evidence-based. If you have a suggestion for a new resource, please contact us

Practice Tools

HIT Study

The TNA/TONE HIT Committee has conducted research with over 1,150 nurses to find out how technology is used in nursing and what can be done to improve it. Learn more, read the study and view archived webinars.

Whistle Blowing

Nurses who report a situation they believe exposes a patient to harm, are protected from retaliation. Learn what every whistle blower should know and how to be a patient advocate without fear. View the Texas Patient Advocacy and Whistleblower Protections  chart

Care Coordination

Care coordination promotes greater quality, safety, and efficiency in care, consistent with nursing's holistic, patient-centered framework of care. Download large Care Coordination Model or view the PPT for more information.

Suicide Prevention

A quick guide to free suicide prevention resources for patients and providers, including hotlines, crisis centers, online information, multimedia resources and free assessment tools.

TNA Initiatives

Nurse Talks

The Nurse Talks Empowerment Series is designed to bring more nurses into conversations that can inform TNA’s decision-making processes and policy priorities to ultimately benefit all nurses across the state.

Nurses in Office

The Nurses in Office initiative aims to encourage and support registered nurses running for elected offices, starting locally and growing eventually to the state and national levels.

Care for the Caregiver

This series of videos provides information for nurses in disaster-prone areas to prepare before a disaster, know how to handle work and life during a disaster, and recover after a disaster.

Maternal Health Handout

TNA's Maternal Morbidity and Mortality work group has developed a great handout for new moms (in English and Spanish) for nurses to print and provide.

TNA Publications

Annotated NPA

The legalese of the Nursing Practice Act can be hard to understand. Get your print and PDF copy of the Annotated Guide to the Texas Nursing Practice Act with 2018 Supplement, to reference BON rules and position statements.

Texas Nursing

Texas Nursing magazine is a quarterly TNA member publication featuring articles on a wide variety of issues affecting Texas nurses: best practices, TNA activities, legislation and patient care. Members have access to the archive online.

Intro to Texas Nursing

Less than 100 pages, this book breaks down complicated regulations and rules with flowcharts, diagrams, examples and practice notes for any nurse to understand his or her responsibilities and rights in Texas.

ABCs of Peer Review

Many employers in Texas must have a peer review committee. Learn best practices for implementing peer review, including Safe Harbor and Incident-Based Peer Review. If you want to host or attend a peer review workshop, contact us.

Public Resources

COVID-19 Tips 1-pager

Tips on COVID-19 for keeping yourself safe and remembering your neighbors. Also available in Spanish

What To Do If You Have COVID-19

Guidance for those who think they may have COVID-19, including how to treat it at home and when to seek help.  Also available in  Spanish

Myths and Facts: The Truth About COVID-19

Texas nurses work daily with patients who have COVID-19 and want to help everyone understand more about the virus. Here are some of the most common myths they hear and facts from the scientific and research community.

The Art and Science of Nursing 1-pager

Learn about what nurses do--both the art and science of nursing--and specialties that nurses work in.

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