A Brief History of the Texas Board of Nursing

The Texas Board of Nursing is the accrediting board responsible for the licensure, regulation, and monitoring of the 260,000 RNs and 98,00 vocational nurses in the state of Texas. It also approves 114 RN programs and 98 programs for vocational nurses throughout the state. The organization was created with the passage of the Nursing Practice…

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Is Your Real Estate License Under Attack? Lessons from the Stockdale Paradox

In his landmark book, “Good To Great,” bestselling author and business researcher, Jim Collins, analyzed what makes companies successful. He and his research team spend nearly a decade analyzing data to develop insights into the behaviors/attitudes of winners. One interesting trait they stumbled across—an idea that has ramifications for all professionals going through challenging times—became…

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The U.S. Labor Secretary Calls for Occupational License Reform–Will You Be Affected?

The Trump Administration is calling for sweeping federal regulatory changes. As part of this overhaul, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has been tasked with occupational licensing reform. This month, Acosta called for the elimination of “unnecessary” licenses and urged for the streamlining of medical processes. So, what’s happening with this reform effort? And what are the…

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In Trouble for Prescribing Opioids in Texas? You’re Not Alone.

Many physicians and medical professionals practicing in Texas have heard the name Howard Gregg Diamond. This physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor faces felony charges, including money laundering, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, health care fraud, and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. The Texas Medical Board suspended his license following the news that his…

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