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Application Status

1. Advanced Practice Title 41. Interim Approval-Not Eligible
2. Application-Accreditation 42. Membership Card Not Certif
3. Application-CNE statement 43. Multiple Compact Licenses
4. Application-Comp Date Incomp 44. Multistate RN Privilege
5. Application-Exact Comp Date 45. Name Clarification
6. Application Fee Insuff 46. Not Certified in Role
7. Application Incomplete 47. Notify APRN Perm TX RN Issued
8. Application-No Accred Info 48. No to Certification
9. Application-No Comp Date 49. Pathophys Across Lifespan
10. Application-No Prog Location 50.Population Focus Area
11. Application-No Program Type 51. Population Focus-Choose One
12. Application-No Signature 52. Primary State not Compact
13. Application-Prac Hrs Statement 53. Program Type (Type of Program)
14. Application (Pt 1) 54. RN License Number
15. Application Prior to Comp Date 55. RN-Need to Apply
16. Application Process Fee 56. RN-Reactivate
17. Application-Rx Fee No Request 57. Social Security Number
18. Application-Send Rx Fee 58. Transcript
19. Application-State Intend Pract 59. Transcript—Masters
20. Application—Two Titles 60. Transcript Not Final
21. Application-Whiteout 61. Two Titles—Application
22. Application-Wrong Program Type 62. Two Titles-Verif of Completion
23. Birth Date Discrepancy 63. Unencumbered RN License
24. Certification for Approval 64. Verification of Address
25. Certif Prior to Program Comp 65. Verif of Comp--Accreditation
26. Certification-Score Unofficial 66. Verif of Comp-APRN Role
27. Certification W/Exp Date 67. Verif of Comp (Pt 2)
28. Clinical Hours Table 68. Verif of Comp-Clin Hrs Letter
29. Clinical Practice Area-Place 69. Verif of Comp-Closed CRNA Prog
30. Clinical Practice Area-Title 70. Verif of Comp-Comp Date Incomp
31. Completion Date Discrepancy 71. Verif of Comp-Didactic & Clin
32. Continuing Competency 72. Verif of Comp-No Comp Date
33. Course Descriptions 73. Verif of Comp-No Prog Location
34. Course Descript-Diag & Mgmt 74. Verif of Comp-No Program Type
35. Credentials Eval Report 75. Verif of Comp-Population Focus
36. Current Practice Hours 76. Verif of Comp-Prior to Grad
37. Dedicated Assessment Course 77. Verif of Comp-School Seal
38. Dedicated Pathophys Course 78. Verif of Comp-Signature
39. Dedicated Pharm Course 79. Waiver Request-Masters
40. Institution/Location Discrep 80. Waiver Request-Title
81. Work States

Status Definitions
1. Advanced Practice Title

Board Rule 221 requires that you identify the advanced practice role and population focus area for which you have been licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse by the Texas Board of Nursing. It is not acceptable to list only the APRN role for which you have been licensed. Likewise, it is not acceptable to list titles such as APN or APRN. The title you listed on your application does not comply with the requirements of Rule 221. Please submit a statement identifying the advanced practice title for which you have been licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing. You may submit this information via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your correspondence.

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2. Application-Accreditation

On the Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application), you were asked to provide information about the organization that accredited your program at the time you completed the program. We have been unable to verify with the accreditation organization that the information you provided is correct. Please contact your program director regarding this information and verify which accreditation organization accredited your program at the time you completed it. Keep in mind that the organization that accredits the program now might not be the same organization that accredited the program at the time you completed it.

Please provide a written statement containing this information to our office and indicate the name of the organization that accredited your APRN education program at the time you completed it. Please include your name and your RN license number or Social Security number on your correspondence You may submit this information via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
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3. Application-CNE statement

On the Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application), you were asked whether you completed a minimum of 20 contact hours of continuing education targeted for your advanced practice role and population focus area within the 24 calendar months prior to submitting your application. On the application form you submitted, you indicated that you have not completed a minimum of 20 contact hours of continuing nursing education. If this is the case, you may not be eligible for APRN licensure at this time.

Please note that if you are applying for APRN licensure within 24 calendar months of your program completion date, you may answer “yes” to this question based on courses completed in your APRN education program.

Please review the requirements for continuing competency for APRNs in Rule 216 very carefully. Rule 216 is available on our website. After you have reviewed this rule, please submit a signed and dated statement indicating whether you have met this requirement. You may submit this statement via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

Please be sure to include your name and your RN license number or Social Security number on your written correspondence. As stated in the application instructions, the board reserves the right to audit any applicant to verify that this requirement has been met.

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4. Application-Comp Date Incomp

The program completion date listed on the Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application) is incomplete. We require you to identify at least the month and year you completed your APRN education program. Please provide a written statement containing this information to our office and indicate at least the month and year you completed your APRN education program. Please include your name and your RN license number or Social Security number on your correspondence You may submit this information via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

Please note: Your program completion date may not necessarily be the same date as your formal graduation date. Your program completion date is the date when the program/program director deems that you have finished and met all requirements of the program and have exited the program. If you are uncertain what the appropriate date is, please contact your program director to obtain this information.

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5.Application-Exact Comp Date

Additional information is required regarding the date you completed your APRN education program. Based on the information you provided on the Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application), we are unable to determine if you completed the application prior to your APRN program completion date. When you signed the application form, you attested to having met all requirements for APRN licensure in the state of Texas (including completion of your APRN education program). Please provide our office with written confirmation of your exact program completion date. You may submit this information via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

Please be sure to include your name and your RN license number or Social Security number on your written correspondence.

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6. Application Fee Insuff
Our office has been advised by our accounting department that your advanced practice licensure application fees were either returned due to insufficient funds or were not sufficient to cover the cost of the application you submitted. We cannot continue to process your application for advanced practice licensure until you have resolved this issue with the accounting department.
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7. Application Incomplete

You did not answer the question number(s) indicated when you completed your Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application). Therefore, your Application form is incomplete. We cannot continue to process your application without this information. You may submit this information in writing via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

Please be sure to include your name and your RN license number or Social Security number on your written correspondence.

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8. Application-No Accred Info

You did not identify the accreditation organization that accredited your APRN education program at the time you completed it on the Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application). Therefore your application is incomplete. We require you to identify the organization that accredited your program at the time you completed your APRN education program. Please submit a written statement and provide this information to our office. Please include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your statement. You may submit this information via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
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9.Application-No Comp Date

You did not list your program completion date on the Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application). Therefore, your application is incomplete. We require you to identify at least the month and year you completed your APRN education program. Please provide a written statement with this information to our office indicating at least the month and year you completed your APRN education program. Please include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on the written statement. You may submit this information via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701 Please note: Your program completion date may not necessarily be the same date as your formal graduation date. Your program completion date is the date when the program/program director deems that you have finished and met all requirements of the program and have exited the program. If you are uncertain what the appropriate date is, please contact your program director to obtain this information.

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10. Application-No Prog Location

You did not identify the location of the academic institution where you completed your APRN education program on the Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application). Therefore your application is incomplete. We require you to identify the city and state in which the academic institution where you completed your APRN education program is located. Please submit a written statement and provide this information to our office. Please include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your statement. You may submit this information via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
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11. Application-No Program Type

You did not identify the type of APRN program you completed on the Application form (Part 1 of the application). Therefore your application is incomplete. We require you to identify the program type so that we may determine whether you met the minimum education requirements set by the Texas Board of Nursing. The program type information will provide staff with information regarding the education level of the program you completed and help us evaluate whether you met the education requirements for licensure. If you completed a post-master’s certificate program, please indicate that your program type was post-master’s certificate. If you completed a post-basic certificate program that did not require that you hold a master’s degree and did not award a master’s degree, please indicate certificate program. Please submit a written statement and provide this information to our office. Please include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your statement. You may submit this information via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
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12. Application-No Signature

Your application cannot be accepted at this time because you did not sign the application. You must sign the application form in order to attest that the statements contained on the application are true and correct. Additionally, your signature attests that you have met the requirements for APRN licensure and/or prescriptive authority in Texas and that you have read and understand board rules.

Please complete a new application form and ensure that you sign and date the application. You may submit the new application form via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
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13. Application-Prac Hrs Statement

On the Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application), you were asked whether you completed a minimum of 400 hours of current practice in your advanced practice role and population focus area within the 24 calendar months prior to submitting your application. On the application form you submitted, you indicated that you have not completed a minimum of 400 hours of practice in your advanced practice role and population focus area within the 24 calendar months prior to submitting your application. Therefore, you may not be eligible for APRN licensure at this time.

Please note that if you are submitting this application within 24 calendar months of your APRN program completion date, you may answer “yes” to this question based on clinical hours completed in your APRN education program.

Please submit a written statement to our office indicating whether you have met this requirement. If you have met this requirement, please include the name of the practice location, address, and telephone number of the location where you completed your practice hours. You must also submit the name and credentials of your supervisor who was responsible for oversight of your practice in this location. You may submit this information via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your written correspondence.

If you do not have 400 hours of practice in your advanced practice role and population focus area within the last 24 calendar months, you are not eligible for advanced practice licensure at this time. You must submit a new Application form after you have completed the practice hours. If you are planning to obtain these hours in the state of Texas, you must complete them under direct supervision. If it has been more than four years since you last practiced as an APRN or since you completed your APRN education program, you must complete a Refresher Course/Extensive Orientation. Guidelines for the Refresher Course/Extensive Orientation are available on the Advanced Practice Information page of our website.

 
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14. Application (Pt 1)

Part 1 of the application is the part of the application you submitted. This is the form that provided the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) with your demographic information, your licensure information, information about your APRN education program, and included responses to eligibility questions related to topics such as criminal history and history of licensure discipline. If you submitted a paper application, it is the form that you submitted requesting initial APRN licensure with the application fee. If you submitted your application and paid the application fee via the online application mechanism, you submitted Part 1 of the application online.

 
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15. Application Prior to Comp Date

When you completed the Application form (Part 1 of the application), you attested to having read Rules 221 and 222 and indicated you have met all requirements as stated in Board Rules. Rule 221 requires that you have completed an advanced practice nursing education program in order to be eligible for advanced practice licensure. You cannot attest to having completed an advanced practice nursing education program prior to your program completion date.


As indicated in the instructions, the form must not be completed prior to completion of the program. Since you signed and dated the form prior to your program completion date, the form cannot be accepted. Please complete a blank Application form (Part 1 of the application) after your program completion date and submit it for further evaluation. You may download the form from our website. Please note: You cannot resubmit Part 1 of the application online without incurring an additional application processing fee. Application processing fees are nonrefundable.

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16. Application Process Fee

The application processing fee is a non-refundable fee that must be submitted before your application can be processed. The application processing fee varies based on whether you are applying for APRN licensure only, prescriptive authority only, or APRN licensure with prescriptive authority. If there is an indication that you have not submitted this fee, please submit a check or money order for the amount listed payable to the Texas Board of Nursing. Checks or money orders must be payable in US dollars. Fees may be submitted by mail to:

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

Please enclose documentation that identifies your name, Texas RN license number or Social Security number, and a statement indicating that you are submitting an APRN application processing fee so that the fee can be credited appropriately. Please note: You are not purchasing a license or prescriptive authority with your fee. The fee is required for processing of your application documents.

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17.Application-Rx Fee No Request

When you submitted your Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application), you indicated that you do not wish to have your application evaluated for prescriptive authority in the role and population focus area for which you are applying for licensure. However, you included the additional $50 prescriptive authority processing fee with your application (for a total of $150). If you would like to have your application evaluated for prescriptive authority, please notify our office in writing. You may submit this request via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your written correspondence. Please note that our office is unable to refund this fee.

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18. Application-Send Rx Fee

When you submitted your Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application), you indicated that you wish to have your application evaluated for prescriptive authority in the role and population focus area for which you are applying. However, you did not include the $50 prescriptive authority processing fee. Please note that you will not be granted prescriptive authority until we receive the required fee.

If you wish to have your application reviewed for prescriptive authority, please remit the required $50 prescriptive authority processing fee. You may submit this fee in the form of a check or money order payable (in US dollars) to the Texas Board of Nursing. Mail your check or money order along with a written statement that the fee is being submitted for prescriptive authority to:

Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

Please be sure your written statement includes your name and RN license number or Social Security number.

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19. Application-State Intend Pract

When you submitted your Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application), you were asked to identify the state(s) in which you intend to practice. You did not answer this question. You may submit this information in writing via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your written correspondence.

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20. Application—Two Titles

When you submitted your Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application), you indicated you were applying for APRN licensure in more than one advanced practice role and/or population focus area. If you are applying for advanced practice licensure using more than one advanced practice title, you must submit a separate application, fee and supporting documents for each title requested.

Please submit a written statement indicating the title for which you would like staff to evaluate this application. Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your statement. You may submit your written statement via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

If you wish to be licensed with the other title, you may submit the second application via the online application process available on the home page of our website (www.bon.texas.gov). If you prefer to download the application materials and submit via postal mail, you may download the application materials from the Advanced Practice Information page of our website. From the home page, click on the link for Nursing Practice and then on the link for Advanced Practice Information.

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21. Application-Whiteout

Your Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application) appears to have been altered by the use of whiteout; therefore, it cannot be accepted. Please complete a new Application form (Part 1) and resubmit it to our office. You may download the appropriate Application form pages from the Advanced Practice Information page of our website. When completing your new Application form, should you make an error, do not use whiteout or corrective tape. Simply put a line through the mistake, make the correction, and place your initials by the correction. You may submit the new form to our office via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

Please do not attempt to correct your form using the online application function as you will be charged an application fee to do so. All application fees are nonrefundable.

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22. Application-Wrong Program Type

The program type listed on the Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application) is incorrect. Please provide a written statement containing the corrected information to our office and indicate your program type. The program type information will provide staff with information regarding the education level of the program you completed and help us evaluate whether you met the education requirements for licensure. If you completed a post-master’s certificate program, please indicate that your program type was post-master’s certificate. If you completed a post-basic certificate program that did not require that you hold a master’s degree and did not award a master’s degree, please indicate certificate program. Please include your name and your RN license number or Social Security number on your correspondence You may submit this information via:


Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

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23. Birth Date Discrepancy

There is a discrepancy as to your date of birth. Our records show a date that is different than the date you listed on your application. If you indicated an incorrect date of birth, please submit a written statement with the correct information.

If our records contain incorrect information, please submit a legible photocopy of your birth certificate or a legible copy of a government issued photo identification document bearing your correct date of birth.

Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on all correspondence and submit this information via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
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24. Certification for Approval

Please submit a legible photocopy of your current national certification document demonstrating that you hold current certification/recertification in the advanced practice role and population focus area for which you are applying. Your national certification/recertification document must include an expiration date. You may submit this information via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your correspondence to our office. Please be aware that if the document is illegible due to fax transmission or photocopying issues, we will request that you resubmit this document. Illegible documents or documents that do not bear an expiration date may delay application processing and approvals.

 

 
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25. Certif Prior to Program Comp

Based on the information you provided on your Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application), it appears you obtained national certification in your advanced practice role and population focus area prior to your APRN program completion date. Please submit a written statement explaining how you were able to obtain national certification prior to the completion date of your APRN education program. Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your written correspondence. You may submit this statement via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address:aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:

Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
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26. Certification-Score Unofficial

Please submit a photocopy of your current national certification document that bears an expiration date. We are unable to accept a copy of the score report because we have been advised by national certification organizations that the results are considered to be preliminary. Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your document. You may submit this information via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
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27. Certification W/Exp Date

You indicated on your application that you hold current national certification/recertification in your advanced practice role and population focus area. However, the documentation you submitted does not bear an expiration date. Please submit a photocopy of your current national certification/recertification document that bears an expiration date. Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your document. You may submit this information via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

Please be aware that if the document you submit is illegible due to fax transmission or photocopying issues, we will request that you submit a new photocopy of this document. Illegible documents may delay processing and approval of applications.

 

 
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28. Clinical Hours Table

It appears that you completed APRN education in more than one APRN role and/or population focus area. For applicants in this situation, we ask that your program director prepare a table outlining the clinical experiences you completed in your APRN program. The information that needs to be included in the table is as follows:

  • The first column should list the course number and objectives for the course.
  • The second column should provide a description of the clinical site and indicate the licensure and professional credentials of your preceptor(s).
  • The third column should describe the types of patients who receive care at that site.
  • The fourth column should describe the type of experiences completed by the student in that site (e.g. direct patient care) and how many hours the student completed in that site.

We will review this information to make a determination as to whether the clinical hour requirement has been met. We would also respectfully request that your program director provide us with a contact telephone number and/or e-mail address in case we have additional questions. The clinical hours table may be submitted via:

  • Fax Number: 512-305-8101
  • E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
  • Mailing Address:
  • Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

     

     
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    29. Clinical Practice Area-Place

    You were asked to identify the clinical area of practice where you will be writing prescriptions. You did not correctly answer this question on your application. Instead of listing your clinical area of practice, you listed a physical location (such as operating room, long term care facility, etc). Please provide us with the correct answer to this question. Please identify your clinical area of practice (for example: family practice, pediatrics, women’s health, etc). You may submit this information via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please be sure to include your name and your RN license number or Social Security number on your written correspondence.

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    30. Clinical Practice Area-Title

    You were asked to identify the clinical area of practice where you will be writing prescriptions. You did not correctly answer this question on your application. Instead of listing your clinical area of practice, you listed an advanced practice licensure title. Please provide us with the correct answer to this question. Please identify your clinical area of practice (for example: family practice, pediatrics, women’s health, etc). You may submit this information via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please be sure to include your name and your RN license number or Social Security number on your written correspondence.

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    31. Completion Date Discrepancy

    There is a discrepancy as to the date on which you completed your advanced practice nursing education program. The information you provided on the Application form (Part 1 of the application) does not match the information submitted by your program director on the Verification of Completion form (Part 2 of the application). If you listed in incorrect date on your Application form, you may submit the correct information via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please be sure to include your name and your RN license number or Social Security number on your written correspondence so that it can be matched with your application file.

    If your program director listed an incorrect date on the Verification of Completion form, please request that the program director prepare a letter with the correct program completion date. The letter must be on school letterhead, dated, and must be signed by the program director. The letter may be submitted via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please note: If you are a CRNA and your program has permanently closed, your Verification of Completion form should have been submitted by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Corrections to the form will need to be made by the NBCRNA representative. You may contact the NBCRNA via the following:

    National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists
    8725 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 525
    Chicago, IL  60631

     
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    32. Continuing Competency

    In order to obtain licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in the state of Texas, an applicant must have met the continuing competency requirement for advanced practice registered nurses outlined in Rule 216. You may access Rule 216 on our website. As stated in Rule 216, continuing nursing education activities must be appropriately targeted for the advanced practice role and population focus area for which the advanced practice registered nurse has or is seeking licensure and must have been completed within the preceding biennium (24 calendar months). Please submit photocopies of documents verifying that you have met the continuing competency requirement as described in Rule 216. You may submit this documentation to the attention of the APRN office via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please be sure to include your name and your RN license number or Social Security number on all correspondence.

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    33.Course Descriptions

    Please submit detailed course descriptions for the course numbers listed. The course descriptions must clearly identify the goals and objectives of each course listed. Course descriptions from catalogs are not adequate. Generally, the information we are seeking can be found in the course syllabus. You may submit this information via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please be sure each syllabus includes your name and RN license number or Social Security number so that this documentation can be matched with your application file.

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    34. Course Descript-Diag & Mgmt

    Please submit detailed course descriptions for the Medical Diagnosis and Management course(s) that you completed in your program. The course description must clearly identify the goals and objectives of the course. Course descriptions from catalogs are not adequate. Generally the information we are seeking can be found in the course syllabus. You may submit this information via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your course description.

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    35. Credentials Eval Report

    The courses or advanced practice nursing education program you completed outside the United States must be reviewed by a Credentials Evaluation Service recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing. The report must be a full Credentials Evaluation Service (CES) Full Education course by course evaluation. The Board has approved three organizations for CES reports:

    The CES report must be dated within one year of issuance by the organization that completed the CES evaluation. We cannot render a determination of eligibility for APRN licensure in the state of Texas without this evaluation of your courses/education program.

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    36. Current Practice Hours

    In order to obtain licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in the state of Texas, Rule 221 requires that the applicant must have completed a minimum of 400 hours of current practice within the advanced practice role and population focus area for which the applicant is applying. All practice hours must have been completed in the biennium (24 calendar months) prior to submitting the application. Please submit a letter, preferably on company letterhead, signed by your supervisor indicating the name, address, and telephone number of the employer/practice setting where you completed 400 hours of practice and indicate the dates during which you practiced at that location. This information may be submitted via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701
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    37. Dedicated Assessment Course

    Board Rules require that all applicants who completed their advanced practice registered nurse education programs on or after January 1, 1998 submit evidence of completion of a separate, dedicated graduate level course in advanced physical assessment. Board rules require that the course include both a didactic and clinical component and must include the population focus area identified on your application for licensure.

    We have reviewed your official transcript and have been unable to identify a separate, dedicated graduate level course in advanced physical assessment that meets the requirements found in Board Rule. If you took this course at a different academic institution, please provide an official transcript from that institution verifying that you have completed this course for academic credit.

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    38. Dedicated Pathophys Course

    Board Rules require that all applicants who completed their advanced practice registered nurse education programs on or after January 1, 1998 submit evidence of completion of a separate, dedicated graduate level course in advanced pathophysiology across the lifespan. The course must be a comprehensive, systems based approach. A course in physiology cannot be accepted in lieu of the course in pathophysiology.

    We have reviewed your official transcript and have been unable to identify a separate, dedicated graduate level course in advanced pathophysiology that meets the requirements found in Board Rule. If you took this course at a different academic institution, please provide an official transcript from that institution verifying that you have completed this course for academic credit.

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    39. Dedicated Pharm Course

    Board Rules require that all applicants who completed their advanced practice registered nurse education programs on or after January 1, 1998 submit evidence of completion of a separate, dedicated graduate level course in advanced pharmacotherapeutics. Board rules require that the course be a comprehensive course that must include the population focus area identified on your application for licensure.

    We have reviewed your official transcript and have been unable to identify a separate, dedicated graduate level course in advanced pharmacotherapeutics meets the requirements found in Board Rule. If you took this course at a different academic institution, please provide an official transcript from that institution verifying that you have completed this course for academic credit.

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    40. Institution/Location Discrep

    There is a discrepancy as to the name and location of the institution you attended. The information you provided on your Application form (Part 1 of the application) does not match the information submitted by your program director on the Verification of Completion form (Part 2 of the application). If you listed incorrect information on your Application form, please provide the correct information. You may submit your corrected information via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number so that this information can be matched with your application file.

    If the information on the Verification of Completion form is incorrect, please request that your program director send a letter to our office with the correct information. The letter must be on school letterhead, dated, and it must be signed by your program director. The program director’s letter may be submitted to us via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please note: If you are a CRNA and your program has permanently closed, your Verification of Completion form should have been submitted by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Corrections to the form will need to be made by the NBCRNA representative. You may contact the NBCRNA via the following:

    National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists
    8725 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 525
    Chicago, IL  60631

     

     
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    41. Interim Approval-Not Eligible

    You indicated on your Application form (Part 1 of the application) that you wished to have your application evaluated for Interim Approval. According to our records, you are not eligible for interim approval because you previously held interim approval in this role and population focus area. Board rules prohibit issuing interim approval more than one time per role and population focus area. Therefore, you will not be eligible to practice in this advanced practice role and population focus area until you are eligible for full licensure. The items included in this list must be submitted in order for you to obtain full licensure.

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    42. Membership Card Not Certif

    You indicated on your application that you hold current national certification in your advanced practice role and population focus area for which you have applied for licensure. However, you submitted a photocopy of the membership card for your professional organization rather than a photocopy of your current national certification card. Please submit a photocopy of your current national certification card that bears an expiration date. You may submit this information via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your correspondence.

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    43. Multiple Compact Licenses

    We are unable to continue processing your application for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse at this time. We have verified that you hold two RN licenses that indicate you have a multistate privilege on each license. Under the terms of the Nurse Licensure Compact for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses, you may not hold more than one RN license with multistate privileges at a time. In order for us to continue to process your application for advanced practice licensure, you must contact the board of nursing in each state where you hold multistate privileges and provide each board with information regarding your primary state of residence. If your primary state of residence is a compact state (such as Texas), your RN licenses in other compact states must be invalidated. If your primary state of residence is a non-compact state, your RN licenses will become single state licenses.

    If you have questions regarding the compact, you may find it helpful to review the information available on our website related to multistate regulation of nurses. If you still have questions after reviewing the information on our website, you may contact our office during regular business hours at 512-305-6843. You may also contact us via e-mail at aprn@bon.texas.gov.

     

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    44. Multistate RN Privilege

    We have been unable to verify that you hold a compact privilege associated with your RN license in a state that is party to the Nurse Licensure Compact for RNs and LPNs/LVNs. Since you have declared this state as your primary state of residence, you must have a multistate privilege on your RN license from this state in order to be eligible for advanced practice licensure in the state of Texas. Please contact the Board of Nursing that issued your home state license for information regarding how to obtain a compact privilege on your RN license.

    Once you have a multistate privilege associated with your RN license from your home state, please contact our office to let us know that your status has been updated by the Board of Nursing in your home state. You may contact us via:

    E-mail: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Telephone: (512) 305-6843
    Fax: (512) 305-8101

    Please be sure to include your name and social security number or date of birth on your written correspondence or in your telephone message.

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    45. Name Clarification

    The name you identified on your Application form does not match the name on your RN licensure records. The application form is a legal document and must bear your correct and legal name in order to be approved. Please provide our office with a legible photocopy of an official document showing your correct, legal name (e.g., driver’s license or state issued identification card). If you listed an incorrect name on your form, please submit a written statement to that effect.

    If your name has changed, please provide a legible photocopy of the official document that changes your name (e.g., marriage license, divorce decree showing the name change and date of change, Social Security card, etc.). Please include a written statement indicating you are asking to have your name changed on your licensure records with the Texas Board of Nursing.

    Information may be submitted via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please be sure to include your RN license number and/or Social Security number on your correspondence. The name on your advanced practice license must match your name as it appears on your RN license.

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    46. Not Certified in Role

    You indicated on your Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application) that you hold current national certification in the advanced practice role and population focus area for which you have applied for licensure. However, you have not provided our office with documentation verifying that this is the case. You are not eligible for advanced practice licensure at any level if you are not currently certified in this role and population focus area. If you are not currently certified in the role and population focus area for which you have submitted this application for licensure, please submit a written statement to our office indicating that this is the case. Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your written correspondence. You may submit this information via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    If you are currently certified/recertified in the advanced practice role and population focus area for which you have submitted your application for licensure, please forward a photocopy of your certification/recertification document bearing an expiration date. You may forward your certification document via the above information. Please note: If your certification or recertification document is illegible due to fax transmission or photocopying, we will request that the document be resubmitted.

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    47. Notify APRN Perm TX RN Issued

    Final approval of your APRN licensure application is pending receipt of your permanent Texas RN license. To check on the status of your permanent RN license, contact the Texas Board of Nursing Licensing Department at (512) 305-6809. You can also check the status of your RN license application on our website at www.bon.texas.gov.

    After you have been issued a permanent Texas RN license, please notify the APRN Office so that we may proceed with processing your application. You may contact us via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your correspondence.

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    48. No to Certification

    You indicated on your Application form (Part 1 of the APRN application) that you do not hold current national certification in your advanced practice role and population focus area. If this is the case, you are not currently eligible for advanced practice licensure at any level. If you noted this information in error, please submit a written statement to our office indicating that this statement was in error and provide a copy of your current national certification/recertification document that bears an expiration date. If you are not currently certified, please submit a written statement verifying that this is the case. You may submit this information via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your correspondence.

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    49. Pathophys Across Lifespan

    Board rules require that the applicant must have completed a separate, dedicated comprehensive pathophysiology course that provides the knowledge and skills to analyze the relationship between normal physiology and pathological phenomena produced by altered health states across the lifespan.

    We have reviewed your official transcript and have been unable to identify a separate, dedicated graduate level course in advanced pathophysiology that includes content addressing altered health states across the lifespan. If you took a separate, dedicated pathophysiology course with content across the lifespan at a different academic institution, please provide an official transcript from that institution verifying that you have completed this course for academic credit.

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    50. Population Focus Area

    The population focus area is the section of the population for which the advanced practice registered nurse has been licensed to practice by the Texas Board of Nursing. Examples of population focus areas recognized by the Board include, but are not limited to, family/across the lifespan, pediatric acute care, or psychiatric/mental health. Please refer to Board Rule 221 for additional information regarding the APRN titles (role and population focus area) recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing.

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    51. Population Focus-Choose One

    When you submitted your Application form, you identified two population focus areas (specialties) for which you are applying. Therefore, your application cannot be processed. You may only identify one population focus area per application. You must submit separate applications for each population focus area for which you are seeking approval.

    Please provide a written statement to our office indicating the population focus area for which you wish to have the application evaluated. You may submit this information to our office via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your correspondence.

    You may submit an application for advanced practice licensure in the additional population focus area if you have met the requirements to do so. Visit our website to submit the additional application online or to download the application materials in order to submit via United States Postal Service.

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    52. Primary State not Compact

    The state that you listed on your Application form (Part 1 of the application) as your primary state of residence is not a state that is party to the Nurse Licensure Compact for RNs and LPNs/LVNs. Therefore, you do not have a multistate privilege on your RN license from that state. Only those RN licenses issued by states that are party to the Nurse Licensure Compact are eligible for multistate recognition. You cannot be issued advanced practice licensure at any level in the state of Texas until you hold a current, valid Texas RN license. You may apply for endorsement of your RN license via the online endorsement application process that is available on our website (www.bon.texas.gov). Alternatively, you may download the application for endorsement of your RN license if you would prefer to submit your application via postal mail. Once you have been issued Texas RN licensure (temporary or permanent), please notify our office aprn@bon.texas.gov . Please be sure to include your name and Texas RN license number on your correspondence.

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    53. Program Type (Type of Program)

    The program type is the level of program you completed for your APRN education program. The program type may be a certificate level program, a master’s degree program, a post-master’s certificate, or a practice doctorate. Please note: In order to meet the education requirements for APRN licensure, the type of program you completed must be a post-basic program. RN to BSN programs are not considered post-basic programs. If you completed your program on or after January 1, 2003, you must have completed a program that was at the master’s degree level or higher.

     
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    54. RN License Number

    We have been unable to verify your RN license number based on the information provided. Please verify your current RN license number and provide this information to our office. You may submit this information via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please be sure to include your name and Social Security number on your correspondence.

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    55. RN-Need to Apply

    When you completed the application form, you attested to have Read Rules 221 and 222. You further attested that you have met all requirements for Texas advanced practice license with or without prescriptive authority. Rules 221 and 222 require that all applicants hold a current, valid, unencumbered license (temporary or permanent) as a registered nurse in the state of Texas. Alternatively, you may hold a privilege to practice that is linked to a current, valid, unencumbered RN license in a state that is party to the Nurse Licensure Compact for RNs and LVNs/LPNs. We have been unable to verify that you have submitted an application for RN licensure in the state of Texas and were further unable to verify that you hold a privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Texas. Therefore, we cannot continue processing your application at this time.

    Once you have obtained at least a temporary RN license in the state of Texas, please contact our office to advise that the license (temporary or permanent) has been issued. You may submit your information too:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your correspondence.

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    56. RN-Reactivate

    Our records show your RN license is on inactive or delinquent status. Therefore, we are unable to continue processing your application for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse at this time. To reactivate or reinstate your Texas RN license, please contact the Texas Board of Nursing’s licensing department at (512) 305-6809 or download the appropriate reactivation/reinstatement application form from our website (www.bon.texas.gov). Questions regarding which application is appropriate should be directed to the licensing department.

    Please contact the APRN office via e-mail at aprn@bon.texas.gov to let us know when your Texas RN license has been reinstated.

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    57. Social Security Number

    There is a discrepancy as to your correct social security number. Your RN licensure record shows a number that is different than the social security number listed on your application. If you listed an incorrect social security number on your application, please submit a written statement with the correct information. Please be sure to include your name on your written statement. You may submit this information via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    If the information contained in your RN licensure record is incorrect information, please submit a legible copy of your social security card so that we may update our records.

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    58. Transcript
    An official document provided by your school’s registrar’s office that identifies the academic degree you were awarded and provides a record of the courses you completed. This is your official academic record. It is printed on special transcript paper and generally bears the registrar’s signature and the official seal of the academic institution. Photocopies of transcripts cannot be accepted in lieu of the original document. Please note: If you completed course work in more than one academic institution, you must provide a transcript from each institution you attended. Notations of transfer credit cannot be accepted in lieu of a transcript from the academic institution where you completed the course work.
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    59. Transcript—Masters

    Please send an official, final transcript showing that you were awarded a master’s degree in nursing.

    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701
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    60. Transcript Not Final

    Although you previously submitted a transcript to our office, the document you submitted is not a final transcript. The document you provided previously does not include information indicating you successfully completed all course work for academic credit and/or the degree that was conferred has not been posted to the transcript. Please submit an official, final transcript from the institution where you completed your advanced practice nursing education program. The transcript should be mailed to the following address:

    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701
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    61. Two Titles—Application

    On your application form, you listed two or more advanced practice titles. If you are applying for licensure and/or seeking prescriptive authority in more than one advanced practice role and/or population focus area, you must submit a separate application and separate processing fee for each title. Additionally, each application will require its own supporting documentation (e.g., Verification of Completion form, national certification, and other requested documentation).

    Please submit a written statement indicating the title of the advanced practice role and population focus area for which you wish to have this application processed. You may submit this information via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or Social Security number on your correspondence so that we can match your documentation with your application file.

    If you wish to be licensed or obtain prescriptive authority for more than one advanced practice role and/or population focus area, you must submit an additional application, processing fee, and the appropriate documentation. Applications are available on our website at www.bon.texas.gov.

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    62. Two Titles-Verif of Completion

    On the Verification of Completion form (Part 2 of the application), your program director listed two or more advanced practice titles. If you have already applied for licensure or intend to apply for licensure in more than one advanced practice role and/or population focus area, you must request that your program director submit a separate Verification of Completion form for each title. The program director should list only the number of didactic and clinical hours completed for the APRN title listed on the form.

    Please request that your program director submit new Verification of Completion forms (Part 2) to our office. Use a separate form for each advanced practice role and/or population focus area for which you are applying for licensure. The school seal must be applied to the form. Your program director should mail the form directly to our office.

    Mailing Address:

    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    If you no longer have the Verification of Completion form, please contact our office via e-mail at aprn@bon.texas.gov. We will be happy to send you a blank Verification of Completion form in PDF format.

    If you wish to be licensed or obtain prescriptive authority for more than one advanced practice role and/or population focus area, you must submit an additional application, processing fee, and the appropriate documentation. Applications are available on our website at www.bon.texas.gov.

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    63. Unencumbered RN License
    According to our records, your RN license is currently in an encumbered status due to disciplinary action against the license. Board rule requires that you have an unencumbered RN license before we may issue any level of advanced practice licensure. Once you have fulfilled all stipulations of your Agreed Order with the Board and your RN license has been returned to an unencumbered status, please notify our office that this is the case so we can continue processing your application.
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    64. Verification of Address

    You were asked to list your current permanent mailing address. Your RN license record does not indicate the mailing address you provided on your application. Please clarify if you are requesting that your mailing address with the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) be changed. This needs to be a separate written request and can be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to us. Please be sure to indicate your name, your Texas RN license number or Social Security number, state that you are requesting a change of address, and list your new address. The mailing address you indicate will be the address of record for your Texas nursing license and will be the address that the BON will use for any future correspondence.

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701
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    65. Verif of Comp--Accreditation
    The Verification of Completion form (Part 2 of the application) provided information about the organization that accredited your program at the time you completed the program. We have been unable to verify with the accreditation organization that the information provided by your program director is correct. Please contact your program director regarding this information. If your program director provided incorrect information on the Verification of Completion form, please have the director submit a letter to our office providing the correct information. The letter must be on school letterhead, dated, and must be signed by the program director. The program director must indicate that the letter is being submitted to support your application. Keep in mind that the organization that accredits the program now might not be the same organization that accredited the program at the time you completed it.
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    66. Verif of Comp-APRN Role

    The Verification of Completion form (Part 2 of the APRN application) is incomplete because it did not indicate the APRN role for which you were educated. There are four APRN roles: nurse anesthetist, nurse-midwife, nurse practitioner, and clinical nurse specialist. The program director must identify the APRN role for which you were educated in your APRN education program. Please request that your program director send a letter to our office indicating the APRN role for which you were educated in your APRN education program. The letter must be on school letterhead, dated, and must be signed by the program director. The letter should be mailed to:

    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please note: Only one APRN role may be specified on the verification of completion form. If you are applying for licensure in more than one APRN role, you must submit a separate verification of completion form for each licensure title.

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    67. Verif of Comp (Pt 2)

    The Verification of Completion form is Part 2 of the APRN application packet materials. If you submitted your application via the online application mechanism, you downloaded this form as part of the Online Application Completion Packet. This is the form that your program director uses to provide information to the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) regarding your education program. It includes information about the APRN role and population focus area for which you were educated, the number of clinical practicum hours you completed, and provides limited information about the courses you completed. After downloading this form, you should have signed the consent to release information portion of the form and then submitted the form to the current program director for completion. The program director will complete the form, affix the school seal, and submit the form directly to the APRN Office at the BON. If there is no date next to this notation, the Verification of Completion form has not yet been received by the APRN office.

    If you need to request a new Verification of Completion form, please e-mail our office at aprn@bon.texas.gov to request a new form. We will be happy to reply to your e-mail and provide you with a blank Verification of Completion form.

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    68. Verif of Comp-Clin Hrs Letter

    The Verification of Completion form (Part 2 of the APRN application) is incomplete. The form does not indicate the number of clinical hours you completed in your program. Please request that your program director send a letter to our office indicating the number of clinical hours (in clock hours) you completed in your program. The director should include only those clinical hours completed for academic credit from the institution. Hours completed at another academic institution or for academic credit in another program track may not be included in this total. Clinical hours for which transfer credit or credit by exam was awarded may not be included in this total. The letter must be on school letterhead, dated, and must be signed by the program director. The letter should be mailed to:

    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701
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    69. Verif of Comp-Closed CRNA Prog

    Based on the information you provided on your Application form (Part 1 of the application), you completed a nurse anesthesia program that has closed. Please forward your Verification of Completion form (Part 2 of the APRN application) to the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Be sure to sign the Consent to Release Information portion of the form before sending it. Please forward the signed form to the NBCRNA at the following address:

    National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists
    8725 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 525
    Chicago, IL  60631


    Please note: if your program was a hospital based program or was not located within an academic institution, you will need to also obtain your official transcript from the NBCRNA.

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    70. Verif of Comp-Comp Date Incomp

    The program completion date listed on the Verification of Completion form (Part 2 of the APRN application) is incomplete. We require the program director to identify at least the month and year you completed your APRN education program. Please request that your program director send a letter to our office indicating at least the month and year you completed your APRN education program. The letter must be on school letterhead, dated, and must be signed by the program director. The letter should be mailed to:

    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please note: Your program completion date may not necessarily be the same date as your formal graduation date. Your program completion date is the date when the program/program director deems that you have finished and met all requirements of the program and have exited the program.

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    71. Verif of Comp-Didactic & Clin

    The Verification of Completion form (Part 2 of the APRN application) is incomplete. The form does not indicate the length of the didactic component and the number of clinical hours you completed in your program. Please request that your program director send a letter to our office indicating the length of the didactic component (in either credit or clock hours) and the number of clinical hours (in clock hours only) you completed in your program. With regard to the clinical hours completed, the director should include only those clinical hours completed for academic credit from the institution. Clinical hours completed at another academic institution or for academic credit in another program track may not be included in this total. Clinical hours for which transfer credit or credit by exam was awarded may not be included in this total. The letter must be on school letterhead, dated, and must be signed by the program director. The letter should be mailed to:

    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701
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    72. Verif of Comp-No Comp Date

    The Verification of Completion form (Part 2 of the APRN application) is incomplete. Your program director did not identify your program completion date on the form. Please request that your program director send a letter to our office indicating at least the month and year you completed your APRN education program. The letter must be on school letterhead, dated, and must be signed by the program director. The letter should be mailed to:

    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please note: Your program completion date may not necessarily be the same date as your formal graduation date. Your program completion date is the date when the program/program director deems that you have finished and met all requirements of the program and have exited the program.

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    73. Verif of Comp-No Prog Location

    The Verification of Completion form (Part 2 of the APRN application) is incomplete. Your program director did not identify the location of the academic institution where you completed your APRN education program on the form. Please request that your program director send a letter to our office indicating the location of the academic institution where you completed your APRN education program. The letter must be on school letterhead, dated, and must be signed by the program director. The letter should be mailed to:

    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701
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    74. Verif of Comp-No Program Type

    The Verification of Completion form (Part 2 of the APRN application) is incomplete. Your program director did not identify the type of APRN program you completed. Please request that your program director send a letter to our office indicating the type of program you completed in your APRN education program. The letter must be on school letterhead, dated, and must be signed by the program director. The letter should be mailed to:

    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701
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    75. Verif of Comp-Population Focus

    The Verification of Completion form (Part 2 of the APRN application) is incomplete because it did not indicate the population focus area for which you were educated to provide advanced practice nursing care. The program director must identify the population focus area for which you were educated to provide advanced practice nursing services in your APRN education program. Please request that your program director send a letter to our office indicating the population focus area for which you were educated in your APRN education program. The letter must be on school letterhead, dated, and must be signed by the program director. The letter should be mailed to:

    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please note: Only one population focus area may be specified on the verification of completion form. If you are applying for licensure to provide advanced practice nursing care to patients in more than one population focus area, you must submit a separate verification of completion form for each licensure title. The population focus area identified on the applications must be a population focus area recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing.

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    76. Verif of Comp-Prior to Grad

    The Verification of Completion form (Part 2 of the APRN application) cannot be accepted because it was completed prior to your program completion date. When your program director signed the form, s/he certified that you completed all requirements of the program. The program director cannot certify that all program requirements have been met prior to your program completion date because you are still enrolled. Please sign the consent to release information portion of the form and then submitted the form to the current program director for completion. Please request that the program director re-do the form, affix the school seal, and submit the form directly to the APRN Office at the BON after you have completed all requirements of the program (didactic and clinical requirements).

    If you need to request a new Verification of Completion form, please e-mail our office at aprn@bon.texas.gov to request a new form. We will be happy to reply to your e-mail and provide you with a blank Verification of Completion form.

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    77. Verif of Comp-School Seal

    The Verification of Completion form (Part 2 of the APRN application) is incomplete because a school seal/stamp was not affixed. As indicated on the form, the school seal must be affixed to the document.

    If you did not keep a copy of the Verification of Completion form prior to sending to your program director for completion, request a new Verification of Completion form by e-mailing our office at aprn@bon.texas.gov to request a new form. We will be happy to reply to your e-mail and provide you with a blank Verification of Completion form.

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    78. Verif of Comp-Signature

    The Verification of Completion form (Part 2 of the APRN application) is incomplete because it was not signed by your program director. As indicated on the top of the form, the program director must sign the Verification of Completion form.

    If you did not keep a copy of the Verification of Completion form prior to sending to your program director for completion, request a new Verification of Completion form by e-mailing our office at aprn@bon.texas.gov to request a new form. We will be happy to reply to your e-mail and provide you with a blank Verification of Completion form.

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    79. Waiver Request-Masters

    Board Rule 221.3, related to the education requirements for advanced practice licensure, states that all applicants who completed their advanced practice nursing education programs on or after January 1, 2003 must have completed a program that was at or beyond the master’s degree level. However, applicants for licensure as nurse-midwives or women’s health nurse practitioners who completed a certificate level advanced practice nursing education program between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2006 may be eligible for a waiver of the master’s degree requirement if all other education requirements have been met. Requests for waiver of the master’s degree requirement must be submitted to our office in writing. If you wish to request a waiver of the master’s degree requirement, please submit a written statement indicating this request. The statement must bear your signature and must be dated. You may submit this information to our office via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701
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    80. Waiver Request-Title

    Rule 221.2, related to advanced practice titles, lists the titles the board may grant for advanced practice licensure. However, Rule 221.7 states that applicants for advanced practice licensure with certain specialty titles may be eligible for an exemption if they completed their programs prior to January 1, 2010 and met all other requirements for advanced practice licensure. You have requested a licensure title that is included in the list of exempt titles. Therefore, you must submit a request for waiver to use an exempt title. Your request must be submitted in writing. The request must list the title by which you wish to be recognized, bear your signature, and must be dated. You may submit this information to our office via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701
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    81. Work States

    You did not identify the states in which you intend to practice upon obtaining licensure in Texas. The terms of the Nurse Licensure Compact require us to obtain this information from all applicants for licensure at any level. Please provide us with information that identifies the state(s) in which you intend to practice. If you are active in the United States military, you may indicate “military” as the response to this question. You may submit this information to us via:

    Fax Number: 512-305-8101
    E-mail Address: aprn@bon.texas.gov
    Mailing Address:
    Texas Board of Nursing, Attn: APRN Office
    333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
    Austin, TX 78701

    Please be sure to include your name and RN license number or social security number on your written correspondence so we may match your information with your application file.

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