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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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The Texas governor signed an order allowing new grads to practice and reducing the amount of clinical time that student nurses must have to graduate, citing the pandemic.

I would encourage all new nurses or nurses pressed into service in a practice to which they're new  or unfamiliar to review our BON's decision making model: https://www.bon.texas.gov/pdfs/publication_pdfs/Scope of Practice Decision-Making Model - DMM.pdf

In Texas we have something called Safe Harbor, and if you're one of these new nurses I'd encourage you to review: https://www.bon.texas.gov/forms_safe_harbor.asp

Best of luck to all y'all!

 

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JadedCPN has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU.

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5 hours ago, ruby_jane said:

The Texas governor signed an order allowing new grads to practice and reducing the amount of clinical time that student nurses must have to graduate, citing the pandemic.

I would encourage all new nurses or nurses pressed into service in a practice to which they're new  or unfamiliar to review our BON's decision making model: https://www.bon.texas.gov/pdfs/publication_pdfs/Scope of Practice Decision-Making Model - DMM.pdf

In Texas we have something called Safe Harbor, and if you're one of these new nurses I'd encourage you to review: https://www.bon.texas.gov/forms_safe_harbor.asp

Best of luck to all y'all!

 

Just based on my experience in Houston, as well as what I've heard from friends in Austin and Dallas, I completely disagree with this. Many of us are losing hours at our jobs due to low census. But things could be completely different in more rural areas. 

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A Hit With The Ladies has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Psych.

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I'm a Houstonian, and I'm hoping this allows for accommodations for NP programs. I have Summer clinicals and cannot be delayed yet again!

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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On 5/1/2020 at 6:10 PM, JadedCPN said:

Just based on my experience in Houston, as well as what I've heard from friends in Austin and Dallas, I completely disagree with this. Many of us are losing hours at our jobs due to low census. But things could be completely different in more rural areas. 

There is not a nursing shortage in our big cities. This is true. There is a shortage of acute care nurses and there is a shortage of hospitals willing to train up ICU, Telemetry, etc. nurses (my ICU training was six weeks). 

I was sharing this because as a new nurse they never taught me about safe harbor...

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JadedCPN has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU.

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1 hour ago, ruby_jane said:

There is not a nursing shortage in our big cities. This is true. There is a shortage of acute care nurses and there is a shortage of hospitals willing to train up ICU, Telemetry, etc. nurses (my ICU training was six weeks). 

I was sharing this because as a new nurse they never taught me about safe harbor...

Absolutely! I didn’t mean to distract from Safe Harbor. I moved to Texas after being a nurse for 11 years and it was the first time ever I heard about Safe Harbor. I wish every state had it.

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