Texas Board of Nursing – Information & Contact Details

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Texas, officially and more commonly known as the Lone Star State, hits high on all charts of US irrespective of the measuring scale.

Texas State has high living standard and ranks 2nd in terms of both area and population in whole nation.

Republic of Texas joined the forces with other states under US Constitution on 29th Dec, 1845 to become 28th state of US Nation.

Texas has registered highest export revenue, not only in this year but consistently since 2002.

It also boosts of second highest GDP in whole US nation.

Cattle Farming, Ranching and Agriculture industries have blossomed in state from yore.

Many of top industries have established their headquarters in Texas State.

Texas is a world wide leader in many sectors and its major industrial outputs include computers, petrochemicals, aerospace and energy.

What is Texas Health Status and what is Texas Board of Nursing?

Texas health status is not very pleasing and has been rated among the worst health care systems of US nation. Services are poor and are not diligently delivered.

Most of the citizens are unable to locate and use services properly.

Texas Board of Nursing has completed more than 100 years.

Board’s mission is to ensure public safety and welfare by ensuring competence nursing practice.

Promotion of health services and health awareness among people are also responsibilities of Texas Board of Nursing but so far, the board has been unable to execute its plans efficiently.

Board regulates nursing practice and tracks various nursing issues such as:

  • Nursing Licensure
  • License Verification
  • Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Laws and Regulations
  • Complaints and acting against registered violations/complaints.
  • Online Renewal/Endorsement/Examination Applications.

Texas Department of Health Services and Texas Board of Nursing

Texas Board of Nursing comes under the Texas Department of Health Services, which is a regulatory council for nursing professionals and maintaining the standards of nursing in nation.

These two health divisions maintain record of more than 3lac nursing professionals present in Texas State, which includes 14109 APRN and 89560 LVN by the end of September 2011.

Who are current Board Members of Texas Board of Nursing?

The current board members, who are appointed by the State Governor in consent with State Senates, are:

  • Kristin K. Benton- MSN, RN
  • Richard Gibbs- LVN
  • Patricia “Patti” Clapp- BA
  • Tamara Cowen- MSN, RN
  • Sheri Crosby- JD, SPHR
  • Marilyn Davis- MPA, BSN, RN
  • Deborah Hughes Bell– CLU, ChFC
  • Kathy Leader-Horn- LVN
  • Mary LeBeck- MSN, RN
  • Josefina Lujan- PhD, RN
  • Beverley Jean Nutall- LVN
  • Mary Jane Salgado- MEd
  • Kathy Shipp- MSN, RN, FNP

Important Names, Links and Statistics Relevant to Texas State Board of Nursing:


Address: 333 Guadalupe #3-460, Austin, Texas 78701

Board Members: 13 members

Contact Number: 512-305-7400 (Phone) 512-305-7401 (FAX)


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