Texas – Ethics and Jurisprudence for Nurses

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Course Description

This 2-hour course is designed specifically for Texas nurses.  It teaches key concepts related to the ethical practice of nursing.  The ANA Code of Ethics, Texas Nurse Practice Act, and the Nurse’s Scope of practice are explored in detail. State board violations, professional boundaries, mandatory reporting, and substance use are discussed.  This overview course introduces the nurse to ethics in a relatable, practical way. 

Intended Audience

  • Texas RNs, LVNs, APRNs 

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, RNs, LVNs and APRNs will be able to:

  • Define Ethics and Nursing Ethics 
  • Discuss Nursing Ethical theories and principles 
  • Explain the ANA Code of Ethics 
  • Explain the Texas Practice Act 
  • Describe the Nurse’s Scope of Practice 
  • Define professional boundaries 
  • Make ethical decisions in nursing 
Credit/Contact Hours
  • Niessa Meier, DNP, CNM, CNE
    Faculty, Frontier Nursing University
  • Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, DNP, MPH, FNP
    Assistant Professor, Frontier Nursing University
  • English
Release Date
February 1, 2023
Expiration Date
February 1, 2026
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review with Rationale
  • Case Studies
  • Video Narration
  • Autograded and Quiz Retakes Allowed
  • Graded Lesson Mini Quizzes
  • Passing 80%+
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