San Angelo Coalition of Nurses in Advanced Practice

APRN Continuing Education Requirements

Posted almost 2 years ago by Frankie Sewell

APRN CE Requirements

Requirements for the APRN. A nurse licensed by the Board as an APRN is required to complete 20 contact hours of continuing education or achieve, maintain, or renew the national nursing certification recognized by the Board as meeting the certification requirement for the APRN's role and population focus area of licensure within the licensing period, as defined in this chapter.

  (1) The required 20 contact hours are not in addition to the requirements of subsection (a) or (b) of this section.

  (2) The 20 contact hours of continuing education must be appropriate to the advanced practice role and population focus area recognized by the Board.

  (3) The APRN who holds prescriptive authority must complete, in addition to the requirements of this subsection, at least five additional contact hours of continuing education in pharmacotherapeutics. The APRN who holds prescriptive authority and prescribes controlled substances must complete, in addition to the requirements of this subsection, at least three more additional contact hours of continuing education related to prescribing controlled substances.

   (4) Category I Continuing Medical Education (CME) contact hours will meet requirements as described in this chapter unless otherwise prohibited.

https://www.bon.texas.gov/rr_current/216-3.asp