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Texas Nursing CE Requirements

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CE Requirements for RNs

Total Hours Required: 20 | Elective Hours: 18 | Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

According to the Texas Board of Nursing License Renewal CEU Requirements, RNs are required to complete 20 contact hours every two years in their area of practice. CE content areas specified in the Texas nurse practice act include:

  • Two contact hours related to forensic evidence collection for any RN practicing in an emergency room setting (one-time requirement)
  • Two contact hours related to older adults and geriatric populations for RNs working with this population
  • Content related to tick-borne diseases for RNs working with this population
  • Two contact hours of continuing education relating to nursing jurisprudence and nursing ethics before the end of every third two-year licensing period

Advanced Practice Nurses

In addition to the 20 contact hours of continuing education in the advanced practice role and population focus area or renewal of the certification as specified, an APRN who has Prescriptive Authority must also complete at least five additional contact hours in pharmacotherapeutics within the preceding two years.

For the content related to older adults and geriatric populations, please see the suggested courses below or click on Gerontologic.  Regulations that govern the practice of nurses Texas may be found in the Texas Administrative Code Chapter 301.

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CE Requirements for LVNs

Total Hours Required: 20 | Elective Hours: 18 | Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

LVNs are required to complete 20 contact hours every two years in their area of practice. CE content areas specified in the Texas nurse practice act include:

  • Two contact hours related to forensic evidence collection for any LVN practicing in an emergency room setting (one-time requirement)
  • Two contact hours related to older adults and geriatric populations for LVNs working with this population
  • Content related to tick-borne diseases for LVNs working with this population
  • Two contact hours of continuing education relating to nursing jurisprudence and nursing ethics before the end of every third two-year licensing period

For the content related to older adults and geriatric populations, please see the suggested courses below or click on Gerontologic.  Regulations that govern the practice of nurses Texas may be found in the Texas Administrative Code Chapter 301.

Required Nursing Courses for Texas

Texas Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics

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Texas Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics

This course examines and explains the Texas Nursing Practice Act and the Licensure Compact for RNs, with which T....

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