The start of this licensure cycle is prior to January 1, 2014; therefore, a nursing jurisprudence
and ethics course is not required in order to renew the license by the end of November 2014.
For example, in relation to the nursing jurisprudence
and ethics requirement, if your license expires in May 2014, you do not have to complete a nursing jurisprudence
and ethics course between now and May 31, 2014.
Senate Bill (SB) 1058 by Jane Nelson adds new continuing education requirements related to nursing jurisprudence
and ethics, as well as continuing education related to older adults or geriatric populations for nurses working in a practice area related to geriatric populations.
The gentleman commented that when he first learned that he was required to take the Nursing Jurisprudence
test he was "irritated" by yet another "hoop to jump through" to obtain a Texas nursing license.
She submitted a certificate from the the BONENT which turned out to be fraudulent and she also presented paperwork from the Board of Nursing, including a Pearson Vue Authorization to Test and a Certificate of Completion of the Nursing Jurisprudence
Attendance at the nursing jurisprudence
and ethics workshops is not mandatory for licensure renewal.