The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is accepting applications for pilot programs designed to evaluate the efficacy and effect of innovative applications in professional nursing educational programs to promote the graduation of competent, safe registered nurses in the State of Texas. The Texas BON is requesting the submission of applications and proposals as authorized by section 301.1605 of the Texas Occupations Code, enacted by Senate Bill 718 in the 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session. The Texas BON has adopted new chapter 227, 22 Texas Administrative Code, pursuant to Senate Bill 718. Chapter 227 was originally proposed in the May 13, 2005, issue of the Texas Register and was adopted without comment or changes. The effective date of chapter 227 is July 5, 2005. The application may be downloaded in either Adobe Acrobat format or Word format.