2010 and Beyond
TONE website was launched
in collaboration with HONE presented an educational conference in Houston with
approximately 390 people attending.
- TONE continued to have representation on the BNE committees of
Advanced Practitioners and Continuing Education Advisory.
- TONE also participated in the Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Boards' Committee on Nursing Education.
- TONE’s mission statement was incorporated into the
organization’s strategy and operations.
- THA developed a Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nursing Shortage to
address policy issues relating to manpower shortages.
- TONE had position papers on the following: BSN vs. Associate
Degree Nursing, Continuing Education, and Continuous Quality Improvement
- TONE published its first regularly scheduled newsletter.
- TONE worked closely with the COPD in developing advocacy
- In 1994, TONE began a membership restructure that involved
building the relationship with TNA, updating TONE’s image, and expanding the
membership parameters to be up to date with the expanding nursing leadership
- TONE recognized the Panhandle Organization of Nurse Executives
as a chapter.
- Towards the end of the 90's the TONE board decided to host a
Golf Tournament which was held in El Paso, Texas that later became an annual
grew to over 400 industry professionals.
were held were specifically geared to meet current problems and issues in
nursing administration. They included topics such as Patient
Classification Systems, Motivation and Retention, Integration and Retention of
Professional New Graduates.
was provided at the BNE meeting and members served on committees concerning
proposed rules on Delegation of Tasks by RN's to Unlicensed Personnel, the
Nurse Advocacy Committee, the Committee on Competencies for the Two Levels of
Nursing Practice, and Education Planning meetings with the Councils of Deans
and Directors of Nursing Schools in Texas.
was during this time that the Nursing Administrators set the "tone"
for the hospitals major commitment to quality patient care, so had the TSHNSA
members who supported a name change of the Society to Texas Organization of
Nurse Executives - TONE.
the late 1980's, COHN (Committee on Hospital Nursing) Task Force on Education
was initiated, as a result of concerns from the TNA developments on
competencies of the two levels of nursing.
special committee was established to study Trends in Nursing and to function as
a sub-committee for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education.
1973, TSHNSA was the largest of the Texas Hospital Associations' affiliate
societies and continued to grow with a membership of 273.
- In 1974, communication with the Council of
Deans and Directors of Schools for Nursing for the State of Texas was
Liaison Committee of the TSHNSA Committee of Education with the Council of
Deans and Directors met twice in 1975. The basic objectives of this
committee were to establish continuing dialogue with nursing educators and
nursing service administrators.
Survey to Assess Performance of New Graduates from RN Educational Programs was
member of the Board was appointed to the Board of Nurse Examiners to develop a
working paper on proposed standards for nursing practice.
the late 1970's the Society assisted the Steering Committee for formation of
the Oklahoma Society of Nursing Service Administrators at their
Board reviewed proposed JCAHO standards for Nursing Service and recommended
changes. The new standards were approved by JCAHO with TSHNSA's
Texas Society for Hospital Nursing Service Administrators was first organized
on September 27, 1968.
first Board Meeting of the newly organized society was held on November 12,
1968. By this time, 162 charter memberships had been processed.
Board of Directors set the Society's annual meeting date during the Annual
Convention of the Texas Hospital Association, with the first annual meeting
scheduled for May 20-21, 1969, in Dallas.