For all nurses working in Texas, the Board of Nursing (BON) has established particular guidelines. TX BON rule 217.11 describes the nursing practice requirements for Medical Staff, Vocational Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners with advanced professional authorization who work in Texas. For each level of a nursing license, BON rule 217.11 guarantees minimum standards of nursing practice in each particular setting.
Nursing licensure holders should be fully aware, practice, understand, and confirm their compliance with the standards; failure to do so will result in disciplinary action against their license, even if the patient is not harmed. The importance of this rule is to give direction to nursing practitioners on procedures to help them undertake their professional duty in Texas.