Texas Nurses Association records

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IC 038

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Texas Nurses Association records


  • 1986-1994 (Creation)


1 cubic foot (2 boxes)

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Administrative history

Founded in 1907 as the Graduate Nurses’ Association of the State of Texas, to seek state regulation of the education and practice of nurses. In 1909, they convinced the state legislature to pass what was effectively the first nursing practice act, creating the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas. In 1913, the Association created better standards for nursing schools: Eight-hour days for students, three-year courses of study in all nursing schools, uniform curricula, higher entrance requirements, and better preparation for supervisory and teaching responsibilities. The name was changed to the Texas Nurses’ Association around 1964. The TNA has also worked to create policies for the inspection and accreditation of nursing schools, provide whistleblower protection, create better opportunities for nursing students, right of due process in peer review, and to generally improve the conditions for nurses in the state of Texas.

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The Texas Nurses Association records contains copies of The Advocate newsletter from 1986-1994, Nursing in the Houston Area manuscript, nursing practice survey, capsule 1984, 1993 roster and board of directors. The collection consists of 2 boxes totaling I cubic foot of various paper materials. Copies of The Advocate newsletter sustained some water damage.

Subjects: Nursing

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This collection is unrestricted.

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Materials are in good condition with come water damage.

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  • English

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Source is unknown. Assumed to be the creator. Collection was first processed around 1982.

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