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Taralynn M. Registered Nurse

Austin, Texas
I am an attorney and a registered nurse. I represent nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing and because of that, I see the issues that impact nurses and wanted to find a way to educate nurses about these issues.  So, I now have three blogs available to help nurses.
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Trial of Winkler County Nurse Who Reported Doctor to TMB-Part II by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The Texas Nurse Association has been tracking this case closely and is in attendance at the trial. TNA has also set up a legal defense fund and provided letters in support ... Read on »
Trial of Winkler County Nurse who reported Doctor to Texas Medical Board-Part 1 by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The trial began on February 82010 with jury selection.  Prior to the trialone of the two nursesVicki Galle,  originally indicted was dismissed from the case.  Anne Mitchel ... Read on »
Trying to find a job while under a Board Order by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I have heard from another nurse who is having a difficult time obtaining a job while under a Board Order.  This is an ongoing problem especially in this economy. Some emp ... Read on »
Additions to BON’s website by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The Board reports online that they have some new options to help nurses obtain information needed from the Board: 1) the ability to track application status online, so t ... Read on »
New Nursing Jurisprudence Course Set by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I just received the Texas Board of Nursing’s brochure for their upcoming Nursing Jurisprudence course.  It looks like instead of having a course in August in Austin (which ... Read on »
Temporary Suspension of License for a Postive Drug Screen by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Nurses that are on Board Orders for monitoring due to substance abuse or on a Board Order sending the nurse to TPAPN must be extremely careful with complying with their Boar ... Read on »
Impairment Issues before the Nursing Board by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The Texas Board of Nursing’s E&D Committee is discussing the following issues today: 1. Discussion and review of the Board¿s policies and rules relating to physical ... Read on »
New Prescriptive Rules for APRNs by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The Texas Nursing Board has posted new prescription rules for APRNs and the deadline to comment on the rules in 12.27.09 (scroll down to find the Nursing Board rule). The n ... Read on »
End of Life Care by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I am an admitted NPR fan.  A day without Morning Edition or All Things Considered is a bad day, disconnected with the world around me.  On Monday, All Things Considered did ... Read on »
Changes Coming in Delegation of Prescriptive Authority? by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Texas Medical Board staff met with the representatives of the Texas Nursing Board and the Department of Public Safety regarding prescriptive delegation for mid-level provide ... Read on »
Texas Medical Board – Disciplinary Trends by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing As previous noted in the blog, the 2009 Fiscal Year was a big on for the number of investigations and Informal Settlement Conferences for the Texas Medical Board.  Last fisc ... Read on »
BON at full staff-be careful if under Board monitoring or TPAPN order by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Although there is still one attorney position still posted to be filled at the Texas Board of Nursing, the Board staff has reported that since they are at full staff they ar ... Read on »
Disruptive behavior commonplace, survey finds by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The following is a brief, but interesting story regarding disruptive behavior in the medical profession.  By Andis Robeznieks Posted: November 4, 2009 – 4:45 pm EDT ... Read on »
Observations from the Texas Board of Acupuncture Meeting October 30, 2009 by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The Board members present were: Board Chair Allen Cline, Tex. Lic. Acc. Chung-Hwei Chernly, Tex. Lic. Acc. Linda Wynn Drain Raymond Graham Terry Rasco ... Read on »
Texas Medical Board & Treatment of Chronic Pain by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Board rule 170.3 basically provides a step-by-step guideline on how to document the treatment of pain.  The key to documenting the treatment of pain is to describe one’s leg ... Read on »
My blogs have moved to www.nursi ... by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing My blogs have moved to www.nursingattorney/b. I have not posted in a while because we were busy setting up the new blog site. I hope that putting the blogs on my website wil ... Read on »
My blogs have moved to www.nursi ... by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing My blogs have moved to www.nursingattorney/b. I have not posted in a while because we were busy setting up the new blog site. I hope that putting the blogs on my website wil ... Read on »
My blogs have moved to www.nursi ... by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing My blogs have moved to www.nursingattorney/b. I have not posted in a while because we were busy setting up the new blog site. I hope that putting the blogs on my website wil ... Read on »
Tort Reform's unexpected impact on nurses by Taralynn M. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The National Council of State Boards of Nursing met August 12th – 14th in Philadelphia. Approximately 300 Boards of Nursing executives and member delegates as well as interest ... Read on »