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Texas Board of Nursing - Accessibility and Site Policies


The Texas Board of Nursing is committed to making its Web site accessible to all users.  Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate all users who utilize standards compliant web browsers as well as enabling software or assistive devices.  The Texas Board of Nursing regularly evaluates our site for accessibility and we welcome comments on how to improve the site’s accessibility for users with disabilities.

A descriptive text equivalent is provided for images and other non-text elements, aiding users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader, rather than reading the site.

Major reports and other publications that are on the Web site are generally available in HTML or other accessible format.   To use the Adobe Acrobat Reader function, available in reader version 6.0, download pdf documents by right clicking the link and use the "Save Target As" option on the popup menu.

If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our Web site interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact the Mark Majek at Mark.Majek@bon.texas.gov or 512/305-6809. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the Web address of the requested material, and your contact information

Additional information about accessibility programs in Texas is available from the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities at http://www.governor.state.tx.us/disabilities/.


Link Policy

This document outlines the policies for linking to the Texas Board of Nursing Web site. Texas Board of Nursing encourages organizations that link to this web site to comply with the State policy, http://www.dir.state.tx.us/pubs/pages/weblink-privacy.aspx, especially regarding protection of the privacy rights of individuals, and to make reasonable efforts to provide accessible sites.

Linking to Texas Board of Nursing

You do not need to get advance permission to link to us if you are making a simple link to the home page. If you link to the home page we do request that you only link to us using the following url: http://www.bon.texas.gov/.

What You Should Not Do

Please do not capture Texas Board of Nursing web pages within your frames, present Texas Board of Nursing content as that of your own, otherwise misrepresent the content of the Texas Board of Nursing web pages or misinform users about the origin or ownership of the content of the Texas Board of Nursing Web site. Any link to our site should be a full forward link that passes the client browser to the Texas Board of Nursing site unencumbered. The BACK button should return the visitor to your Web site if the visitor wishes to back out. Although the content of the Texas Board of Nursing Web site is available to the public, certain information may be trademarked, service marked, or otherwise protected as Texas Board of Nursing's intellectual property, and all content is protected by federal copyright laws. Use of protected intellectual property must be in accordance with federal and state law and must reflect the copyright, trademark, service mark or other intellectual property ownership of Texas Board of Nursing. Do not link to Texas Board of Nursing graphics or tables within Texas Board of Nursing Web pages, especially in an effort to place the downloading burden on the Texas Board of Nursing Web servers. Such an action may be considered a misuse of state resources. Please contact Texas Board of Nursing to request permission to use a copy of the graphics within your pages.

Getting a link to your site from the Texas Board of Nursing

The Texas Board of Nursing Web site does not enter into reciprocal link agreements. We may provide links to web sites within our posted articles or information, but only to sites that are appropriate to our mission and the business of the Board.


Privacy Policy Notice - July 1, 2016

The Texas Board of Nursing maintains this website as a public service. The following is the privacy policy for this site (all pages starting with www.bon.texas.gov and www.bon.state.tx.us)::

  1. We make use of cookies to collect small amounts of information during the time that you are browsing the website. We do not archive any data in cookies and only share with third parties limited data that is required to establish enhanced user experience, optimization and obtain site analytics. See the Cookie Policy for the Texas Board of Nursing.
  2. If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, or fill out a form that e-mails us this information, we will only use the personally identifiable information to respond to your request and analyze trends. We may redirect your message to another government agency or person who is in a better position to answer your questions.
  3. Information provided to any governmental body may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act and applicable federal and state legislation. Information about the Texas Public Information Act is available from the Office of the Attorney General and at Texas Government Code, Chapter 552.

Cookie Policy for the Texas Board of Nursing

What Are Cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie.

How We Use Cookies?

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in which prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which help us to understand how we can improve the site for you.

From time to time, we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimizations our users appreciate the most.

In some cases we may provide you with custom content based on what you tell us about yourself either directly or indirectly by linking a social media account. These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you.

More Information

It is generally recommended to to leave cookies enabled while using this website as, cookies may be necessary for the full functionality of this website. If you have additional questions regarding cookies on this website please contact the Board of Nursing at the email below.
Email: webmaster@bon.texas.gov


Terms of Use

The Texas Board of Nursing provides information via this Web site as a public service. PLEASE NOTE that users of this Web site are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency and/or suitability of all information themselves. Texas Board of Nursing makes no representations, guarantees, or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided via this Web site; however, the Board can reasonably assure Online Verifications are complete and accurate at the time of the individual query. Texas Board of Nursing specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from providing the Web site or the information it contains, including any Web sites maintained by third parties and linked to the Texas Board of Nursing site. Texas Board of Nursing makes no effort to independently verify, and does not exert editorial control over, information on pages outside of the "bon.state.tx.us" and "bon.texas.gov" domain.

If you have questions or comments about the BON's accessibility policy, please email: Mark.Majek@bon.texas.gov or call 512/305-6809.