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From the TNP Office - Spring 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019  
Posted by: Emily Eastin
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Membership Survey

Our annual membership survey was sent out in March. 360 members completed the survey.  TNP Staff will be reviewing the survey results in detail, but a few of the highlights are below:


Most important function of TNP:

  1. 1. Provide timely and relevant information about the profession.
  2. 2. Represent the profession in the legislative and regulatory arena
  3. 3. Provide continuing education opportunities.

Benefits you would like TNP to provide:

  1. 1. Educational Opportunities (online)
  2. 2. Practice Related Tool Kits
  3. 3. Legal Resources

89% Satisfied or extremely satisfied with how TNP represents your needs on legislative and regulatory issues.


98% Support TNP in continuing to pursue legislation that works toward NPs being able to practice to the full extent of their education.


The TNP Board of Directors and staff will look closely at all the results of this survey to be able to provide the benefits and services desired by our members. 


The Essential Guide to Practice for Texas Nurse Practitioners – Now Available for Purchase


The Essential Guide to Practice for Texas Nurse Practitioners is now available to purchase in a variety of formats. You may purchase a PDF version from the TNP website. Or you can purchase an e-book from either the app or google store. The price is $49.95.


Contents includes: Texas NP Licensure, The Laws, Rules & Agencies Governing Texas NPs, The Foundations of Practice, Prescriptive Authority, Practice Issues for NPs, The Board of Nursing Disciplinary Process & Alternatives and Liability. 


Thank you to following individuals who spent a tremendous amount of time working on this new publication. 


Editor: Sheri Innerarity PhD, RN, ACNS, FNP, FAANP


Chapter Editors: Christy Blanco DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, Cristi Day DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ADM-BC, Peggy Francis DNP, APRN, FNP, Elizabeth Gigliotti RN, ANP-C, ACNP-BC, Shelagh Larson DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, NCMP, Cathy Lux DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, Robert Metzger, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Gendy Joiner-Rogers PhD, RN, AGCNS-BC and Cindy Weston DNP, RN, CCRN, CNSCC, FNP-BC


Special Acknowledgement:

The Essential Guide for Nurse Practitioners was abridged from A Guide for APRN Practice in Texas. Lynda Freed Woolbert, MS, RN, CPNP-PC, FAANP and Brenda Ziegler, MSN, MBA, RN, FNP-BC created the ARPN Guide in 2006, and authored five editions on behalf of the Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice and TNP. The final 5th edition was published in 2016, and co-edited by Dr. Innerarity and Lynda Woolbert. The APRN Guide was a labor of love and a true gift to Texas APRNs. 


Get Involved

Each year TNP does a call out encouraging TNP members to become an active member of TNP. We have an open process for our members who wish to get involved. Please complete the following information and let us know what you are interested in. Over the summer we will be making appointments and will begin with the new committees in August/September. Feel free to share this information at your upcoming meetings; however, individuals must be a member of TNP to be considered. This is a great way to start becoming a leader of TNP.  


Awards Nominations Now Open

Award nominations are now being accepted until July 1. All award recipients will be recognized during TNP’s Annual Fall Conference in Austin, September 5-8, 2019. 


In addition to our TNP of the Year, Preceptor of the Year award we have opened nominations up for the Rising Star Award (NEW), Visionary Award and NP Student Leadership Award (NEW). 


For more information about the awards, nomination process and past winners, please click here.


Election Procedures

Be looking in your email for the TNP Board Election Ballot. The nominating committee has been busy vetting candidates and the board election will take place in early May and conclude by May 15.

Contact Us

Texas Nurse Practitioners
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Suite 405 Austin, TX 78735
P: 512.291.6224
F: 512.291.6225

Our Mission

TNP is the voice of Texas Nurse Practitioners dedicated to improving patient access to quality health care.