Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 22 Contact Hours
Item#: N2TTX OX 22

2018 Texas Nurses 22-hour Including Jurisprudence Requirement


Reg. Prices $91.85
Just $21.95
Item # N2TTX

  • Contact hours will be awarded until this pack’s expiration date of 11/30/19.
  • You must read and study the course, answer all course evaluation questions and attest to having personally completed the course to earn contact hours and receive certificates of completion.

We also offer a 20-hour Value Pack for Texas nurses who do not need to complete the nursing jurispudence and ethics requirement for this renewal cycle. Click here to view and purchase.

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Geriatric Care: An Overview for Texas Nurses

Price: $14.95 
Item # N1825  

Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

Release Date: July 5, 2017

This course addresses some of the more common age-related health concerns, including elder abuse, memory changes, and common chronic conditions associated with aging, and discusses how healthcare professionals can help older adults manage these conditions. It is important for nurses to be aware of the factors that interfere with successful aging and the factors that encourage a healthy lifestyle. Means of coping with loss, disability, and chronic conditions are discussed along with measures that promote a healthy lifestyle. Depression and options for its treatment are described, as well as prevention. Because the incidence of cancer increases with age, information on cancer symptoms and detection is presented. Prevention and treatment of such common problems as hearing loss, hypertension, and incontinence – as well as coping with these conditions – are also discussed. Because stroke, arthritis, and osteoporosis all have the potential to negatively affect functional status, these conditions are also reviewed.

This course also provides an overview of end-of-life issues. Palliative and hospice care can deliver much-needed health care as well as psychological and spiritual support for patients and their caregivers. The goal of hospice and palliative care is to reduce patients’ distressing symptoms (physical, emotional, and spiritual) and improve their quality of life. Making appropriate and timely referrals for hospice and palliative care is one way that nurses can prevent needless suffering for patients with life-threatening conditions and assist their patients in addressing end-of-life issues.

Nurses continue to play an ever-expanding role in educating older adults and their families on daily habits that contribute to healthy aging and encourage healthy behaviors and in offering valuable information and suggestions to address issues related to end-of-life care. 

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Describe the categories and signs of elder abuse and appropriate nursing responses.
  • Describe age-related memory changes.
  • Identify common chronic health conditions associated with aging and effective ways to prevent or cope with age-related disease processes.
  • Identify end-of-life issues and the role of palliative and hospice care.
Author Bio(s)

Fayron Epps, PhD, RN, is the author of the Western Schools’ course, Healthy Aging, 2nd Edition, she has been a registered nurse for 16 years. She recently completed her postdoctoral fellowship with the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. She is currently employed as an Assistant Professor at Georgia State University. Additionally, Dr. Epps serves as adjunct faculty with the Louisiana State University Life Course and Aging Center. She is an active member with numerous professional organizations, including the Gerontological Society of America, National Gerontological Nurses Association, and International Dementia Scholars Collaborative. Most recently she has been elected to the Board of Directors for Louisiana Enhancing Aging with Dignity through Empowerment and Respect (LEADER).

Dr. Epps’s career goal as a nurse scholar is to promote health across the life span by increasing the quality of life for family caregivers and recognizing the multidimensional complexities of supporting older adults through nursing research, education, and service. Her program of research involves evidence-based practices for promoting quality of life for persons with dementia and their family caregivers. Dr. Epps has presented her research at local, regional, and national conferences. In addition, she has published in the Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, Geriatric Nursing, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Research in Gerontological Nursing, and Journal of Research Practice.

Barbara Rubel, BS, MA, BCETS, CPBC, is the author of the Western Schools’ course, Palliative Care and Hospice Care, she is a dynamic keynote speaker, trainer, consultant, and acclaimed, nationally recognized author. Barbara received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Community Health, with a concentration in thanatology, from Brooklyn College. She is a boardcertified expert in traumatic stress; Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress; Certified Bereavement Specialist; and Certified Pastoral Bereavement Counselor. Barbara was featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary Fatal Mistakes, narrated by Mariette Hartley. As a bereavement specialist, Barbara has supported terminally ill individuals, facilitated bereavement support groups, and taught graduate and master’s-level courses at Brooklyn College. Through ShareGrief, she supports the bereaved internationally. She is the author of the book But I Didn’t Say Goodbye and contributing writer in Thin Threads: Grief and Renewal and Open to Hope’s Fresh Grief. Her keynotes on compassion fatigue energize and motivate healthcare professionals to build resilience. Barbara’s website is http://www.griefworkcenter.com.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

 

Karen Hurka-Richardson, ANP-BC, MSN, BSN, RN, is a nurse practitioner working in geriatrics at a continuing care retirement community in Chapel Hill, NC. She received a Master of Science in Nursing in the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008. She completed her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Johns Hopkins University in 2003. She has experience working in neurosurgery, psychiatry, utilization review, hospice, HIV/AIDS, and intensive care.

Dianne Hutto Douglas, DNS APRN-CNS, is a professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. She received a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and Master of Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Science degrees from Louisiana State University Medical Center. Dianne is certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse – Clinical Nurse Specialist by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and has experience in medical-surgical nursing and psychiatric nursing. Her research interests include death, dying, bereavement, and grief resolution; gerontology and geropsychiatric nursing; psychiatric nursing and therapeutic communication; and empathy.

 

Home Health Nursing: An Overview of Ethics, Standards, Assessment, Reimbursement, and Quality Initiatives

Price: $54.95 
Item # N1818  

Release Date: July 5, 2017

Expiration Date: November 30, 2019

Home health care is the fastest growing industry in the United States based on the projection period of 2014-2024. The anticipated employment growth for the period is more than 760,000 jobs, reaching a total of over 2 million. While some of these jobs are for home health aides and personal care aides, a wide variety of healthcare professionals will be needed, particularly registered nurses.

Home health services will only continue to grow in an aging society and with the increased prevalence of chronic illnesses. The pressure on home care agencies to provide sound, evidence-based care is great. With publicly reported outcomes and agency ratings that will affect payment for care, it is critical for the home care nurse to provide the best care and to optimize patient outcomes. With the continued growth of the home care industry coupled with an expectation of excellence in clinical outcomes, there is clearly a need for highly educated home care nurses.

This course provides the nurse with an understanding of the structure of home health agencies, the federal regulations and reimbursement system, and standards of care and professional practice. The home care nurse cannot “just” provide exceptional clinical care in terms of assessment and treatments but must also provide this care in the context of the larger healthcare and home care system. The course is designed for both new and experienced home health nurses as well as those nurses who may be interested in pursuing a career in home health or who may work closely with home health agencies.

 

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Apply the American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics for Nurses to home health nursing practice.
  • Utilize their knowledge about home health nursing attitudes, roles, and skills in the visits they make to home health patients.
  • Apply the six standards of practice to home health nursing. 
  • Apply the 10 standards of professional performance to home health nursing. 
  • Apply knowledge about the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) instrument when documenting home health patient assessments.
  • Discuss payment mechanisms for home healthcare reimbursement. 
  • Identify the role of home health nurses in ensuring that their agencies provide quality care.
Author Bio(s)
Lisa Gorski, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI®, FAAN, worked for over 30 years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing. Lisa serves on the Editorial Board of Home Healthcare Now. She served on the American Nurses Association 2014 Task force for Home Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. She is the author of over 50 journal articles addressing home care and home infusion therapy and is the author/editor of several books addressing infusion therapy, including 3 books specific to home infusion care. Lisa was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in 2006, was the 2003 CRNI of the Year by INS, and the 2011 CNS of the Year by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.

Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, COS-C, CTN-A, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in home health nursing and is certified as a specialist in the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) and in transcultural nursing. Mary currently provides consultation education and quality services to home health agencies. She serves on the Editorial Board of Home Healthcare Now and has published multiple articles and book chapters on enhancing home health nursing practice. She served on the American Nurse Association’s 2014 Task Force for Home Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice and as the Clinical Editor of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America’s Clinical Procedure Manual.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Kathleen Ruane, MS, RN, CPHQ, COS-C, has over 25 years of experience in community health care, including progressive management experience leading home health quality improvement and clinical programs. She currently is the Director of Quality and Compliance at Lahey Health at Home based in Massachusetts. Her areas of expertise include data analysis and the design and implementation of strategies to improve patient satisfaction and quality outcomes.

Texas Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 
Item # N1916  

Expiration Date: October 31, 2020

Today, nursing is a tightly regulated profession of well-educated, organized, and dedicated nursing professionals who provide a variety of nursing services in numerous healthcare settings (Whelan, 2014). A nurse is required to know and abide by the laws and rules pertaining to the nursing profession. This course is specific to nursing jurisprudence and nursing ethics in the state of Texas. This course provides an overview of the Texas Nurse Practice Act (NPA); nursing peer review; the nurse licensure compact; Board rules and regulations, including sections 217.11 (Standards of Nursing Practice) and 217.12 (Unprofessional Conduct); Board Position Statements and Guidelines; and principles of nursing ethics and professional boundaries. 

 

Texas - This course fulfills your jurisprudence & ethics requirement.

 

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • List the laws that regulate nursing practice in Texas.
  • Describe the purpose, functions, and structure of the Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Discuss licensure, certifications, and nursing scope of practice.
  • Explain different types of nursing peer review.
  • Identify unprofessional conduct and the disciplinary process.
  • Discuss nursing ethics including professional boundaries and the use of social media.
Author Bio(s)
Leanna Marchand, BSN, RN, JD, is a partner in Marchand & Rossi, LLP, in Dallas, Texas. She handles civil litigation, including healthcare, personal injury, and guardianship law. Mrs. Marchand represents healthcare providers before their respective boards and in peer review matters. She is an author and has presented nationally on topics related to healthcare. Mrs. Marchand is member of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys and the Texas and American Nurses Association, and serves as director on the board of TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Mable H. Smith, PhD, JD, MN, NEA-BC, is the dean of the College of Nursing and Public Health at South University. Dr. Smith has been in education for more than 25 years and has taught at all academic levels, including undergraduate courses in professional nursing, leadership and management, role transition, legal/ethical aspects of practice, healthcare policies, and adult health/critical care nursing. Dr. Smith has published and presented in numerous arenas on legal and ethical issues in nursing education and in nursing/healthcare, and she is the author of The Legal, Ethical and Professional Dimension of Nursing Education, Second Edition. Dr. Smith earned a BSN from Florida State University (FSU) and an MN from Emory University, with an emphasis in education. She obtained a PhD in Higher Education Administration and JD from FSU.