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Application Status

1. 6-Mo Permit-Basis of Permit 36. Name Clarification
2. 6-Mo Permit- Date Last Practice 37. Name Clarification-Reversed
3. 6-Month Permit Application 38. Notify APRN Perm TX RN Issued
4. Application-CNE Statement 39. Pathophys Across Lifespan
5. Application-Completion Date 40. Preceptor Form-APRN Title
6. Application-Multiple Titles 41. Prog Ltr Not Accepted as PT II
7. Application-Prac Hrs Statement 42. Program Type Discrepancy
8. Application-Program Location 43. PSOR Discrepancy
9. Application-Program Type44. Refresher Course Comp Form
10. Application-Rx Fee No Request 45. Social Security Number
11. Application-Send Rx Fee 46. Special/Team Review
12. Application-Signature 47. Supervised Hours Comp Form
13. Application (Part I) 48. Transcript
14. Application After Comp Date 49. Transcript—Masters
15. Application Fee Insuff 50.Transcript-Postmaster's
16. Application Incomplete 51. Transcript Not Final
17. Application Process Fee 52. TX RN In Notified Status-Renew
18. Awaiting Program Response 53. Valid Base RN Privilege
19. Birth Date Discrepancy 54. Verif of Comp-Accreditation
20. Certification – Doc Not Accepted 55. Verif of Comp-After Grad
21. Clinical Hours Table 56. Verif of Comp-APRN Role
22. Clinical Practice Area 57. Verif of Comp-Clinical Hours
23. Completion Date Discrepancy 58. Verif of Comp-Closed CRNA Prog
24. Continuing Competency 59. Verif of Comp-Completion Date
25. Course Syllabus 60. Verif of Comp-Course Numbers
26. Course Syllabus-Diag & Mgmt 61. Verif of Comp-Didactic Hours
27. Credentials Eval Report 62. Verif of Comp-Name Discrepancy
28. Current National Certification 63. Verif of Comp-Population Focus
29. Current Practice Hours 64. Verif of Comp-Program Location
30. Dedicated Assessment Course 65. Verif of Comp-Program Type
31. Dedicated Pathophys Course 66. Verif of Comp-School Seal
32. Dedicated Pharm Course 67. Verif of Comp-Signature
33. E-Transcripts Not Accepted 68. Verif of Comp (Part II)
34. Gap Analysis 69. Verification of Address/PSOR
35. Institution/Location Discrep  

Status Definitions
1. 6-Mo Permit-Basis of Permit

The APRN Department has received your application for a six-month limited APRN permit, however additional information is required.

The six-month permit can only be issued for one of the following reasons:

  1. To complete 400 hours of directly supervised practice in your role and population focus area. (This applies to applicants when it has been two to four years since they last practiced in their role and population focus area or completed their APRN program)
  2. To complete an academic course in advanced assessment, advanced pathophysiology, or advanced pharmacotherapeutics. (This is only for those seeking initial APRN licensure who have been notified by the APRN Department that they lack one of the courses above)
  3. To complete a refresher course/extensive orientation. (This applies to applicants when it has been over four years since they last practiced in their role and population focus area or completed their APRN program)

To resolve the error on the application, please submit a written correction clearly identifying the one correct reason for which you will be using the six-month limited permit.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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. 6-Mo Permit- Date Last Practice

The APRN Department has received your application for a six-month limited APRN permit, however, additional information is required.

During review of your six-month limited permit application, it is noted that you did not provide an acceptable response to the following required question on the application:

Please specify the last time you practiced as an advanced practice registered nurse (month and year) _________

NOTE: With regard to the date you last practiced, please keep in mind that if you have never practiced as an APRN, you should provide the date (MM/YYYY) you completed your advanced practice education program in your requested APRN title.

This information is required for all applicants seeking a six-month limited permit to ensure that the appropriate requirements for licensure are met.

To resolve the error on the application, please submit a written correction to your six-month limited permit application providing a response to the questions/components listed above.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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3.6-Month Permit Application

In order to be eligible for APRN licensure in Texas, applicants must demonstrate that they meet the educational requirements outlined in Rule 221.3 as well as all licensure requirements in Rule 221.4. Based on the information provided in your application file, you do not currently meet one of the following requirements outlined in the above referenced Board Rules:

  • You have not completed a minimum of 400 hours of current practice in your advanced practice role and population focus area in the preceding 24 months, or;
  • You have not completed one required academic course in advanced assessment, advanced pathophysiology, or pharmacotherapeutics.

The APRN Department has a process whereby APRN applicants for initial Texas licensure who do not currently meet one of these requirements can obtain a limited permit for the purpose of completing the current practice hours under supervision of a qualified preceptor or the required academic course if they choose to do so in Texas.

For applicants who have not practiced in their advanced practice role and population focus for greater than two (2) years but less than four (4) years, the requirements to complete the 400 supervised practice hours are outlined in this document.

For applicants who have not practiced in their advanced practice role and population focus for greater than four (4) years, the requirements to complete a refresher course/extensive orientation are outlined in this document.

The application form for the six-month limited permit is available on our website here. There is currently no fee required for this application.

Once a six-month limited permit has been issued, it cannot be extended. Therefore, the APRN Department recommends that candidates have identified an appropriate preceptor who will supervise their practice hours or register for an acceptable academic course before submitting the six-month limited permit application form. While the permit is not a license, once the permit is issued, the effective dates of the permit can be verified on our website here.

You can submit this document via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

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4. Application-CNE statement

On your application for APRN licensure you were asked if you completed a minimum of 20 contact hours of continuing education in your advanced practice role and population focus area within the 24 calendar months prior to submitting your application. You indicated that you have not completed the minimum requirement at this time.

Please review the requirement for APRN continuing competency in Board Rule 216. After reviewing the rule, please submit a signed and dated statement clarifying your compliance with the requirement.

NOTE: 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 the courses completed in your APRN education program.

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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5.Application-Completion Date

On your application for APRN licensure you were asked to provide the date you completed your advanced practice education program; however, the program completion date was left incomplete or blank. At minimum, the APRN Department requires the month and year (MM/YYYY) you completed your APRN education program.

Please submit a written statement to the APRN Department providing the date you completed your advanced practice education program in MM/YYYY format.

NOTE: Your program completion date may not be the same date as your formal graduation. Please contact your program to confirm the date in which they consider you complete.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email:aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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6. Application-Multiple Titles

On your application for APRN licensure you were asked to identify the advanced practice role and population focus for which you are seeking licensure; however, you indicated more than one advanced practice role and/or population focus area.

Please submit a statement to the APRN Department clarifying which title you wish to be evaluated for on this application.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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.

NOTE: If you intend to seek licensure in multiple APRN licensure titles, you must submit a separate application, application processing fee, and supporting documentation for each title requested.

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7. Application-Prac Hrs Statement

On your application for APRN licensure you were asked to confirm completion of a minimum of 400 current practice hours in your advanced practice role and population focus area within the 24 calendar months prior to submitting your application. On the application you indicated you have not completed the minimum number of practice hours. Therefore, you may not be eligible for APRN licensure in Texas at this time.

Please submit a written statement to the APRN Department confirming your original indication of "No." If your intent is to apply for the six-month permit (information available here) to meet the practice requirement, use this statement as an opportunity to confirm so.

If you have met the practice hours requirement, please provide a written statement clarifying your answer to this question and include the name, address, and telephone number of the location where you completed your practice hours.  Include the name and credentials of the supervisor who was responsible for oversight of your practice at this location.

Please be advised that additional information may be required after the APRN Department’s receipt and review of this information to ensure you meet the requirements for APRN licensure outlined in Board Rule 221.4.

NOTE: If you are submitting the APRN application within 24 calendar months of your APRN program completion date you may answer "yes" to this question based on the clinical hours completed in your program.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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8. Application-Program Location

On your application for APRN licensure you were asked to provide the location of the academic institution where you completed your advanced practice education program; however, the program location was left incomplete or blank or more than one location was provided. At minimum, the APRN Department requires the city and state of the institution where you completed your APRN education program.

Please submit a written statement to the APRN Department providing the location of the academic institution where your advanced practice education program in city, state format.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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9. Application-Program Type

On your application for APRN licensure you were asked to provide the type of program you completed your advanced practice education program; however, the program type was left incomplete or blank or more than one program type was provided.

Please submit a written statement to the APRN Department providing the type of program you completed for your advanced practice education from the options below:

  • Certificate Program*
  • Master’s Degree
  • Post-Master’s Certificate*
  • Practice Doctorate

*Note: A certificate program is not the same as a post-master’s certificate program. Per Board Rule 221.3 applicants who completed their program after 1/1/2003 must hold a master’s degree or higher in nursing.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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10. Application-Rx Fee No Request

On your application for APRN licensure you answered “No” to prescriptive authority consideration. However, you included the additional $50.00 prescriptive authority fee (for a total of $150.00).

If you would like to have your application evaluated for prescriptive authority, please submit a statement to the APRN Department amending your original indication.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email:aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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11. Application-Send Rx Fee

On your application for APRN licensure you answered “Yes” to prescriptive authority consideration. However, you did not include the additional $50.00 prescriptive authority fee (for a total of $150.00).

If you do not want your application evaluated for prescriptive authority, please submit a statement to the APRN Department amending your original indication.

This statement can be submitted via:

Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov

If you wish to have your application evaluated for prescriptive authority, please remit payment of the required application fee ($50.00) via check or money order (payable in US dollars to the Texas Board of Nursing) along with a written request that the fee be applied to the application previously submitted to the mailing address below.

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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12. Application-Signature

You are required to sign the APRN licensure application in order to attest that the statements contained on the application are true and correct. Additionally, your signature attests that you have read, understand, and meet the requirements for APRN licensure in Texas. As a signature is required, the APRN Department cannot accept an application with a typed name or electronic signature in the signature field in lieu of the applicant’s handwritten signature on each page.

Please download and complete a new paper application ensuring your signature is at the bottom of each page.

NOTE: Application fees are valid for one year. If you are submitting an updated application within one year of the original, do not submit an additional fee.

You can submit this document via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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13. Application (Part I)

You submitted an application for APRN licensure in Texas to the Board of Nursing.

NOTE: This item will show a status of "Not Completed" if the APRN Department has not yet completed initial processing of your application. Please allow up to five (5) business days for the APRN Department to complete initial processing. Once initial processing is complete, the APRN Department will send an email explaining how to check the status of APRN application documents online.

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14. Application After Comp Date

You submitted an application for APRN licensure in Texas to the Board of Nursing prior to completing your advanced practice education program. When you completed the application, you attested to having read Board Rule 221 and Board Rule 222. In part, Board Rule 221.3 requires that all applicants must have completed an advanced practice educational program. As outlined in the instructions, the APRN application may not be submitted prior to the completion of your program.

Please download and complete a paper application in its entirety after you have completed your advanced practice program.

NOTE: Application fees are valid for one year. If you are submitting an updated application within one year of the original, do not submit an additional fee.

You can submit this document via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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15. Application Fee Insuff

The Board has been notified that your APRN application fee was either returned due to insufficient funds, or was not sufficient to cover the cost of the APRN application. The APRN Department cannot continue processing your application at this time. Once the APRN Department receives notification that the issue has been resolved, processing of your application can resume.

Please remit payment of the appropriate application fee via check or money order (payable in US dollars to the Texas Board of Nursing) along with a written request that the fee be applied to the application previously submitted to the mailing address below.

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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16. Application Incomplete

As stated in the application instructions, a response to each application question is required. On your application for APRN licensure the question number indicated was left incomplete.

Please reference the paper application to identify the requested information and submit a statement correcting this error.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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17. Application Process Fee

You submitted an application for APRN licensure; however, the APRN Department is unable to process this application because it was received without the required application fee ($100.00 for APRN licensure application, $150.00 for APRN licensure and Prescriptive Authority application).

Please remit payment of the appropriate application fee via check or money order (payable in US dollars to the Texas Board of Nursing) along with a written request that the fee be applied to the paper application previously submitted to the mailing address below.

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

PPlease be sure to include your name and RN license number or social security number on your correspondence.

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18. Awaiting Program Response

APRN Department staff has contacted your program to obtain or clarify information pertaining to your application for initial APRN licensure. This requirement will be closed out once a program official responds to the inquiry.

Please note, it is ultimately the responsibility of the applicant to obtain the necessary application requirements. If the APRN Department does not receive a reply from your program, you will need to contact them to request the necessary response.

Your program can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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19. Birth Date Discrepancy

The APRN Department is unable to verify the birthdate provided on your application for APRN licensure. Please submit a legible copy of a legal document (i.e. birth certificate, driver’s license, or passport) confirming your date of birth.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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20. Certification – Doc Not Accepted

You submitted documentation related to your current national certification, however, the document submitted cannot be accepted for one of the following reasons:

  • The copy is illegible;
  • The documentation does not contain an expiration date;
  • The documentation contains an expiration date in the past (i.e. expired certification);
  • The documentation indicates certification in an advanced practice role and population focus different than the APRN title for which you have applied;
  • The document is a copy of an unofficial score report or examination passage letter, or;
  • The document provided is a copy of your professional organization membership card.

Please submit a legible copy of your national certification in the advanced practice role and population focus area for which you applied. Please ensure the copy provided is current and includes the certification expiration date.

For a list of national certification examinations recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing, please review the information available here.

You can submit this document via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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21. Clinical Hours Table

Based on your application documents it appears you completed APRN education in more than one role and population focus area or the clinical hours/experiences completed require clarification.

Please ask your program director to provide their contact information and to prepare a table outlining the clinical experiences you completed during the program.  The table will need to include the following:

  • Column 1: course number and objectives for the course(s) provided
  • Column 2: description of the clinical site, and licensure and professional credentials of your preceptor(s)
  • Column 3: types of patients seen at site location
  • Column 4: describe type of experiences completed by the student at site, and the number of hours the student completed at the site

Once the requested information is received, the nurse consultant will review the table to determine if the clinical hours requirement has been met.

Please be advised that additional information may be required after the APRN Department’s receipt and review of this information to ensure your educational program meets the requirements for APRN licensure outlined in Board Rule 221.3.

Your program can submit this document via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department 
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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22. Clinical Practice Area

On your application for APRN licensure you were asked to provide your clinical practice area. The APRN Department is looking for the population (e.g. adults, geriatrics, pediatrics, family, women’s health) for which you intend to prescribe once granted prescriptive authority. Your response must be congruent with the scope of practice of the title you are seeking.

Please submit a statement clarifying your clinical practice area.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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23. Completion Date Discrepancy

The completion date you provided on your application for APRN licensure does not match the completion date your program has indicated on the Verification of Completion (Part II).

You must contact your program to clarify the date in which they consider you complete.

If the error was made on your part, you can submit a statement amending the original indication on your application. Please provide the date in MM/YYYY format.

If the error was on the part of the program, please have a program official submit a statement directly to the APRN Department correcting the indication made on the Part II.

You and/or the program official can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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24. 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 Board Rule 216. 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 information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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25. Course Syllabus

In order to evaluate your education more thoroughly, please submit a course syllabus for the course number listed during the semester/year you took the course identified.

Please ensure the course description clearly identifies the goals and objectives of the course. Course descriptions from catalogs may not prove sufficient.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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26. Course Syllabus-Diag & Mgmt

Please submit the course syllabus for the Medical Diagnosis and Management course(s) that you completed in your program.

The course syllabus must clearly identify the goals and objectives of the course(s). The course syllabus must reflect completion of didactic and clinical content targeting the medical diagnosis and medical management of diseases and conditions within your population focus area of licensure. Course descriptions from catalogs may not prove sufficient. Generally, the information we are seeking can be found in the course syllabus.

You may submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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27. 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.

You must submit this information via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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28. Current National Certification

Please submit a legible copy of your national certification in the advanced practice role and population focus area for which you applied. Please ensure the copy provided is current and includes the certification expiration date.

For a list of national certification examinations recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing, please review the information available here.

You can submit this document via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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29. Current Practice Hours

In order to be eligible for APRN licensure an advanced practice nurse must meet the practice hours requirement outlined in Board Rule 221. As stated in Rule 221, the 400 current practice hours must be completed within the advanced practice role and population focus area in which you are applying, and they must be completed within the 24 calendar months prior to applying for APRN licensure.

If you have completed these hours in another jurisdiction, please have your supervisor submit a statement directly to the APRN Department indicating the following: your name, the address, and telephone number of the employer/practice setting where you completed your 400 current practice hours, the dates during which you practiced at that location, and the advanced practice role and population in which you were acting during your practice at this location.

Please be advised that additional information may be required after the APRN Department’s receipt and review of this information to ensure you meet the requirements for APRN licensure outlined in Board Rule 221.4.

This information can be submitted via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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30. Dedicated Assessment Course

Board Rule 221.3 requires 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.

This document must be submitted via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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31. Dedicated Pathophys Course

Board Rule 221.3 requires 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. 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.

This document must be submitted via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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32. Dedicated Pharm Course

Board Rule 221.3 requires 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 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.

This document must be submitted via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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33. E-Transcripts Not Accepted

The Board is in receipt of an electronic transcript submitted via email on your behalf; however, the Board does not accept electronic transcripts at this time.

The APRN Department requires official transcripts for all course work that contributed to your graduate level education. Please submit an official, final, hard copy of all applicable transcripts to the APRN Department. The transcript must contain the program type, program completion date, the role and population focus area in which you were educated, and language confirming the degree was conferred/awarded. The transcript does not have to be sealed or sent directly from the school.

This document must be submitted via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

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34. Gap Analysis

The educational requirements in Board Rule 221.3 require that for each advanced practice role and population focus (including dual track or post-master’s programs) applicants shall be considered to have completed a separate advanced educational program of study for each role and population focus area. Furthermore, Rule 221.3(f) states that those applicants who completed nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist programs on or after January 1, 2003 must demonstrate evidence of completion of a minimum of 500 separate, non-duplicated clinical hours for each advanced role and population focus within the advanced educational program.

A gap analysis is a document that outlines the course requirements and program objectives of your advanced practice education program (i.e. post-master’s certificate program) and delineates whether you were awarded academic credit for any of the courses or clinical hours based on course work completed in the education program you completed in another advanced practice role and population focus (i.e. master’s degree program). Furthermore, a gap analysis shows whether you were given credit for any didactic and/or clinical hours from your previous APRN education program and also identifies how learning objectives were met.

It is possible that a gap analysis was completed by the appropriate program official at the time you enrolled in your program. If such a document was not developed at the time you entered the program, the appropriate program official must complete and provide this information at this time.  

Your program can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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35. Institution/Location Discrep

The institution name and/or location you provided on your application for APRN licensure does not match the institution name and/or location (city, state) your program has indicated on the Verification of Completion (Part II). You must contact your program to clarify the institution name and/or location.

If the error was made on your part, you can submit a statement amending the original indication on your application.

If the error was on the part of the program, please have a program official submit a statement directly to the APRN Department correcting the indication made on the Part II.

Your and/or your program can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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36. Name Clarification

The name provided on your application either does not match the name on your RN record, does not match the name of the documentation submitted to supplement your application, appears to be misspelled, or appears in a different order than what is indicated in the Texas Board of Nursing system.

Please submit a legible copy of current legal documentation (driver’s license, passport, social security card) of your current legal name.

In order to prove/provide alternate names, it may be necessary to provide a legible copy of birth certificate, marriage certificate, or divorce decree to assist the APRN Department in confirming the appropriate documentation is being matched to the appropriate file and record.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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37. Name Clarification-Reversed

The name provided on your application appears to be in reversed order (i.e. last name provided first, first name provided last). Please submit a statement to the APRN Department confirming the order of your first and last name.

Please note, if your name is in the correct order on your TX RN record, the statement requested above will suffice. However, if you are applying under a different state’s RN license, and your name is reversed in the Texas Board of Nursing system, a legible copy of legal documentation (driver’s license, passport, social security card) is required in order to update the order of your name.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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38. Notify APRN Perm TX RN Issued

In order to be eligible for full APRN licensure you must hold a permanent Texas (TX) RN license. The Board’s records indicate you have applied for endorsement of your RN license into TX but no permanent TX RN license has been issued at this time.

Because the APRN Department is not automatically alerted, please notify APRN Department staff when your permanent TX RN license has been issued.

Please be advised that delay in your notification to the APRN Department of issuance of your permanent Texas RN license may result in delay of approval of your Texas ARPN license.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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39. Pathophys Across Lifespan

Board Rule 221.3 requires 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 submit an official transcript from that institution verifying that you have completed this course for academic credit.

This document can be submitted via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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40. Preceptor Form-APRN Title

The APRN Department has received the Verification of Successful Completion of Supervised Hours form or Verification of Successful Completion of a Refresher Course/Extensive Orientation form completed by your preceptor; however, additional information is required.
On the form, the preceptor is required to identify the advanced practice role and population focus (i.e. APRN licensure title) in which the applicant completed his/her directly supervised hours.

The signatory left this information incomplete or blank, identified more than one APRN licensure title, the response provided is illegible, the response requires clarification, or correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) was used on this section of the form.

To resolve this discrepancy, please have your supervising preceptor submit a written correction to the form previously submitted identifying the role and population focus (e.g. Family Nurse Practitioner) in which you performed supervised practice for the BON APRN Department’s review. Please recall that these hours must have been performed in the APRN title for which you are seeking licensure.

Your preceptor can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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41. Prog Ltr Not Accepted As PT II

The Verification of Completion (Part II) form is required of all applicants for APRN licensure. The APRN Department cannot accept copies of a degree, program completion letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of a complete Part II.

Please contact your program and request that a Part II form be filled out in its entirety and submitted to the Board on your behalf.

This document must be submitted via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

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42. Program Type Discrepancy

The program type (i.e. Master’s, Post Master’s, Certificate, etc.) you provided on your application for APRN licensure does not match the program type your program has indicated on the Verification of Completion (Part II) or the information provided on your official transcript. You must contact your program to clarify the type of program you completed.

If the error was made on your part, you can submit a statement amending the original indication on your application.

If the error was on the part of the program, please have a program official submit a statement directly to the APRN Department correcting the indication made on the Part II.

This information can be submitted via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email:aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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. PSOR Discrepancy

According to the laws of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) a nurse may be eligible for a multistate/compact RN license if their primary state of residence (PSOR) participates in the eNLC.

You may access information related to the eNLC on the Board’s website here or on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website here.

The PSOR and address that you have provided requires clarification, as it appears there may be eNLC implications.

Please submit the Declaration of Primary State of Residence form and submit proof of your address/PSOR with one of the following:

  • Driver’s license issued by the declared state of residence
  • Voter registration card issued by the declared state of residence
  • Federal Income tax return declaring the primary state of residence
  • Military form No. 2058- state of legal residence certificate
  • W2 from U.S. government or any bureau, division, or agency thereof, indicating the declared state of residence

If you are declaring a PSOR that participates in the eNLC, the address provided on the form and the proof of residency submitted must match the declared eNLC state.

NOTE: If you are active duty military, you may be eligible for either a single-state or multistate TX RN license depending on your declared PSOR. Active duty military personnel are permitted to provide an address of record in a state other than their declared PSOR if they indicate active duty military on the PSOR form and provide a copy of the 2058 form as indicated above.

Based on the information provided, follow up action may be required on your part.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

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44. Refresher Course Comp Form

In order to be eligible for APRN licensure in Texas, applicants must demonstrate that they meet the educational requirements outlined in Board Rule 221.3 as well as all licensure requirements in Board Rule 221.4.

Based on the information provided in your application file, it has been over four years since you last practiced in your role and population focus or completed your APRN education program and you have been issued a six-month limited permit in order to complete a complete refresher course/extensive orientation.

Upon successful completion of the required refresher course/extensive orientation, your preceptor will sign and send in the final page of this document allowing us to review your application for full APRN licensure.

NOTE: Relating to multiple preceptors, board staff realizes that multiple preceptors are sometimes required to get the total hours and experiences needed to obtain current practice hours. When this occurs, board staff suggests that you identify a primary preceptor who can help guide the supervised practice hours to ensure that all of the items on the final verification page have been completed. This primary preceptor would only sign for the number of hours they directly supervised and attach addendums detailing the preceptor names, credentials, and hours completed so that the total number of directly supervised hours is at least 400.

This document can be submitted via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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45. Social Security Number

The APRN Department is unable to verify the social security number provided on your application for APRN licensure.

Please submit a legible copy of your social security card to clarify your social security number.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

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46. Special/Team Review

Based on the complexity of your file, your application for APRN licensure in Texas is pending a special/team review.

At this time, there is not a timeframe that can be offered regarding the closure of this requirement.

Please continuing check the status screen for updates.

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47. Supervised Hours Comp Form

In order to be eligible for APRN licensure in Texas, applicants must demonstrate that they meet the educational requirements outlined in Board Rule 221.3 as well as all licensure requirements in Board Rule 221.4.

Based on the information provided in your application file, it has been between two and four years since you last practiced in your role and population focus or completed your APRN education program and you have and have been issued a six-month limited permit in order to complete the minimum of 400 required practice hours under direct supervision of a qualified preceptor.

Upon successful completion of these required hours, your preceptor will sign and send in the final page of this document allowing us to review your application for full APRN licensure.

NOTE: Relating to multiple preceptors, board staff realizes that multiple preceptors are sometimes required to get the total hours and experiences needed to obtain current practice hours. When this occurs, board staff suggests that you identify a primary preceptor who can help guide the supervised practice hours to ensure that all of the items on the final verification page have been completed. This primary preceptor would only sign for the number of hours they directly supervised and attach addendums detailing the preceptor names, credentials, and hours completed so that the total number of directly supervised hours is at least 400.

This document can be submitted via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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. Transcript

Please submit an official, final, hard copy transcript to the APRN Department.

The transcript must contain the program type, program completion date, the role and population focus area in which you were educated, and language confirming the degree was conferred/awarded. The transcript does not have to be sealed or sent directly from the school.

Electronic transcripts and photocopies or scanned copies of transcripts are not accepted.

NOTE: If course work was taken at multiple academic institutions, please submit an official transcript from each institution that contributed to your graduate level course work. Notations of transfer credits cannot be accepted in lieu of an official, final, hard copy transcript from each institution.

This document must be submitted via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

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49. Transcript—Masters

The APRN Department has received one or more of the following: undergraduate transcript, Post Master’s transcript, Doctoral transcript.

Please submit an official, final, hard copy Master’s transcript to the APRN Department.

The APRN Department requires official transcripts for all course work that contributed to your graduate level education. The transcript must contain the program type, program completion date, the role and population focus area in which you were educated, and language confirming the degree was conferred/awarded. The transcript does not have to be sealed or sent directly from the school. Electronic transcripts and photocopies or scanned copies of transcripts are not accepted.

NOTE: If course work was taken at multiple academic institutions, please submit an official transcript from each institution that contributed to your graduate level course work. Notations of transfer credit cannot be accepted in lieu of an official, final, hard copy transcript.

This document must be submitted via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

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50. Transcript-Postmaster's

On your application you indicated that you completed a post-master’s certificate program.

Please submit an official, final, hard copy post-master’s transcript to the APRN Department.

The transcript must contain the program type, program completion date, the role and population focus area in which you were educated, and may contain language confirming the degree was conferred/awarded. The transcript does not have to be sealed or sent directly from the school. Electronic transcripts and photocopies or scanned copies of transcripts are not accepted.

NOTE: If course work was taken at multiple academic institutions (such as your master’s degree level education or other transfer credit), please submit an official transcript from each institution that contributed to your graduate level course work. Notations of transfer credits cannot be accepted in lieu of an official, final, hard copy transcript.

This document must be submitted via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

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51. Transcript Not Final

The APRN Department has received a transcript to supplement your application for initial APRN licensure. However, the copy received does not appear to be a final copy.

Please submit a final transcript to the APRN Department.

The APRN Department requires that all transcripts contain the program type, program completion date, the role and population focus area in which you were educated, and language confirming the degree was conferred/awarded. The transcript does not have to be sealed or sent directly from the school. Electronic transcripts and photocopies or scanned copies of transcripts are not accepted.

NOTE: If course work was taken at multiple academic institutions, please submit an official transcript from each institution that contributed to your graduate level course work. Notations of transfer credit cannot be accepted in lieu of an official, final, hard copy transcript.

This document must be submitted via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

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52. TX RN In Notified Status-Renew

Your Texas RN license expiration date is within the next sixty (60) days. You are required to maintain your Texas RN license in order to be approved for (and in the future, maintain) a Texas APRN license. When the APRN Department issues full APRN licensure, the expiration date of that license will sync with (i.e. be the same as) your Texas RN license expiration date.

If you are issued APRN approval before you renew your Texas RN license, you will have to renew both your RN and your APRN within the next 60 days. Renewing your RN first would save you $50.00 in processing fees. You may be able to apply for renewal of your RN license online.

Please notify the APRN Department once the renewal has processed and the License Verification page is reflecting an updated expiration date.

Alternatively, if you wish to be issued the APRN license prior to renewing your RN, you must submit a statement to this effect.

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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53. Valid Base RN Privilege

Per Board Rule 221.4(b), in order for a nurse to be eligible for APRN licensure, he/she must hold a valid privilege to practice as a RN in the state of Texas.

At this time, the APRN Department is unable to verify that you hold the required RN privilege in Texas. In order to demonstrate compliance with this requirement, you need to provide proof of either a current Texas RN license or valid multistate RN license.

If you currently reside in a state participating in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), you may be eligible for a multistate RN license in your current primary state of residence (PSOR). You may access information related to the eNLC on the Board’s website here or on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website here. You will need to contact the Board of Nursing in your PSOR to inquire about the process of obtaining a multistate RN license.

  • Because we are not automatically alerted, please notify the APRN Department upon the issuance of your multistate RN license.

NOTE: If you have permanently moved from one eNLC state to another your multistate RN license must be issued by your current PSOR participating in the eNLC.

If you currently reside in a non-compact state or the state of Texas and have previously held a Texas RN license which now has a status of delinquent, inactive, or invalid, you will need to renew/reactivate your existing Texas RN. You may access information related to Renewals on the BON website here. For questions regarding the renewal process, please contact the Customer Service Department at 512-305-6809 or email renewals@bon.texas.gov.

  • Because we are not automatically alerted, we ask that you please notify the APRN Department once your Texas RN is active and current.

If you live in a non-compact state or the state of Texas and have never held a Texas RN license, you will need to apply for licensure by Endorsement. In order to be eligible for processing by the APRN Department, you must hold at minimum, a temporary TX RN license. You may access information related to Endorsement on the BON website here. For questions regarding the endorsement process, please contact the Customer Service Department at 512-305-6809 or email endorsement@bon.texas.gov.

  • Because we are not automatically alerted, please notify the APRN Department upon the issuance of your temporary TX RN license

NOTE: While your application may be eligible for processing under a temporary Texas RN license, you must be issued a permanent Texas RN license in order to be eligible for full APRN approval.

You can submit necessary documentation and information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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54. Verif of Comp-Accreditation

The APRN Department has received a Verification of Completion (Part II) form on your behalf, however, additional information is required. On the Part II your program was asked to indicate the accrediting body of your program at the time you completed it (see Question #7).

Either the APRN Department is unable to verify the information provided by your program on the Part II, no response to this question was provided by your program, the accreditation does not match the accreditation for your role identified in Question #2, or correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) was used on this section of the form.

You must contact your program and request that a program official submit a statement directly to the APRN Department clarifying the accrediting body of your program at the time you completed it.

NOTE: The APRN Department understands that the university may have multiple nursing programs accredited by different organizations; the accrediting organization identified should be specific to the advanced practice role and population focus in which you were educated. Additionally, the organization that accredits that program now might not be the same organization that accredited the program when you completed it.

Your program can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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55. Verif of Comp-After Grad

The APRN Department has received a Verification of Completion (Part II) form on your behalf, however, additional information is required. As outlined in the instructions on the Part II, the form may not be signed by the appropriate program official prior to your program completion.

Based on the program completion date indicated on the form and the date accompanying the program official’s signature, it appears the Part II was filled out prior to program completion. It is not possible to confirm all program requirements have been met because the form was filled out before program completion.

You must have a program official fill out a new Part II in its entirety and submit the completed form to the Board on your behalf after you have completed your advanced practice program.

This document must be submitted via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

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56. Verif of Comp-APRN Role

The APRN Department has received a Verification of Completion (Part II) form on your behalf, however, additional information is required. On the Part II your program was asked to indicate the APRN role (i.e. Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse-Midwife) in which you were educated (see Question #2).

The advanced practice role in which you were educated was left incomplete or blank, more than one advanced practice role is listed, the response provided is illegible, the response requires clarification, or correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) was used on this section of the form.

You must contact your program and request that a program official submit a statement directly to the APRN Department clarifying the APRN role you were educated in.

NOTE: If you were educated in and are seeking APRN licensure in more than one advanced practice role and population focus, your program will need to complete a separate Part II form for each APRN title in which you are seeking licensure.

Please be advised that additional information may be required after the APRN Department’s receipt and review of this information to ensure your educational program meets the requirements for APRN licensure outlined in Board Rule 221.3.

Your program can submit this information via:

Fax Number: 512-305-8101
E-mail: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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57. Verif of Comp-Clinical Hours

The APRN Department has received a Verification of Completion (Part II) form on your behalf, however, additional information is required. On the Part II your program was asked to indicate the number of clinical hours (in clock hours) you completed during your advanced practice education program (see Question #6).

The number of clinical hours you completed in your advanced practice program was left incomplete or blank, the response provided is illegible, the response requires clarification, or correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) was used on this section of the form.

You must request that your program director submit a statement 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 in the specific role and population listed in Question #2. 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.

Please be advised that additional information may be required after the APRN Department’s receipt and review of this information to ensure your educational program meets the requirements for APRN licensure outlined in Board Rule 221.3.

Your program can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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58. Verif of Comp-Closed CRNA Prog

Based on the information provided on your application for APRN licensure, it appears the Nurse Anesthetist program you completed has closed.

Please submit the Verification of Completion (Part II) to the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Be sure to sign the consent to release information prior to sending it.

NOTE: If you program was a hospital based program or was not located within an academic institution, please request your official transcript from the NBCRNA.

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

This document must be submitted via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

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59. Verif of Comp-Completion Date

The APRN Department has received a Verification of Completion (Part II) form on your behalf, however, additional information is required. On the Part II your program was asked to indicate the date you completed your advanced practice education program (see Question #5). At minimum, the program official is required to provide the MM/YYYY you completed the advanced practice program. The program completion date was left incomplete or blank, the date provided is illegible, the response requires clarification, or correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) was used on this section of the form.

You must have a program official submit a statement directly to the APRN Department clarifying your program completion date in MM/YYYY format.

NOTE: Your program completion date may not be the same date as your formal graduation date. Please contact your program to confirm the date in which they considered you complete.

Your program can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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60. Verif of Comp-Course Numbers

The APRN Department has received a Verification of Completion (Part II) form on your behalf, however, additional information is required. On the Part II your program was asked to indicate course numbers in four (4) content areas in which you were educated (see Question #8).

Information related to one or more of the required content areas was left incomplete or blank, the response provided is illegible, the response provided requires clarification, or correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) was used on this section of the form.

You must have a program official submit a statement directly to the APRN Department indicating the course number(s) you completed in each of the following content areas:

  • Advanced Assessment (didactic and clinical),
  • Pathophysiology and/or psychopathology,
  • Pharmacotherapeutics, and
  • Role Preparation.

If the course(s) you completed in one or more of these content areas was/were taken at another academic institution (i.e. transfer courses), the program that awarded your degree must still provide a course number for this content area on the Part II. They may indicate the institution name/initials in parenthesis next to the course number to indicate that transfer credit was awarded.

Please be advised that additional information may be required after the APRN Department’s receipt and review of this information to

ensure your educational program meets the requirements for APRN licensure outlined in Board Rule 221.3.

Your program can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department 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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61. Verif of Comp-Didactic Hours

The APRN Department has received a Verification of Completion (Part II) form on your behalf, however, additional information is required. On the Part II your program was asked to indicate the length of your advanced practice education program with regard to didactic (credit or clock) hours (see Question #6).

The length of the didactic component you completed in your advanced practice program was left incomplete or blank, the response provided is illegible, the response requires clarification, or correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) was used on this section of the form.

You must have a program official submit a statement directly to the APRN Department clarifying the length of didactic for the specific role and population focus area listed in Question #2.

NOTE: The length of the didactic component can be in either credit or clock hours.

Please be advised that additional information may be required after the APRN Department’s receipt and review of this information to ensure your educational program meets the requirements for APRN licensure outlined in Board Rule 221.3.

Your program can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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62. Verif of Comp-Name Discrepancy

The APRN Department has received a Verification of Completion (Part II) form on your behalf, however, additional information is required.

On the Part II your program was asked to indicate your first and last name (see Question #1).

The name provided by the program was left incomplete, the name provided is illegible, the name and/or spelling of your name on the form does not match your current legal name or any alternate names reported on your application or other supporting documentation, or correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) was used on this section of the form.

You must have a program official fill out a new Part II in its entirety using your correct name and submit the completed form to the Board on your behalf

This document must be submitted via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

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63. Verif of Comp-Population Focus

The APRN Department has received a Verification of Completion (Part II) form on your behalf, however, additional information is required. On the Part II your program was asked to indicate the population focus area (i.e. adults, geriatrics, family, pediatrics, etc.) in which you were educated (see Question #2).

The population focus in which you were educated was left incomplete or blank, more than one population focus is listed, the response provided is illegible, the response requires clarification, or correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) was used on this section of the form.

You must have a program official submit a statement directly to the APRN Department clarifying the population focus area in which you were educated.

NOTE: If you were educated in more than one advanced practice role and population focus, your program will need to complete a separate Part II form for each APRN title in which you are seeking licensure.

Your program can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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64. Verif of Comp-Program Location

The APRN Department has received a Verification of Completion (Part II) form on your behalf, however, additional information is required. On the Part II your program was asked to indicate the location (city, state) of your advanced practice education program (see Question #3).

The program location was left incomplete or blank, the location provided is illegible, or correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) was used on this section of the form.

You must have a program official submit a statement directly to the APRN Department clarifying the location of the institution (city, state) where you completed your advanced practice education program.

Your program can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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65. Verif of Comp-Program Type

The APRN Department has received a Verification of Completion (Part II) form on your behalf, however, additional information is required. On the Part II your program was asked to indicate the type of program you completed for your advanced practice education program (see Question #4).

The program type you completed was left incomplete or blank, more than one program type is listed, the response provided is illegible, the response requires clarification, or correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) was used on this section of the form.

You must have a program official submit a statement directly to the APRN Department clarifying the type of program you completed in your advanced practice education program for the specific role and population focus area listed in Question #2.

Please be advised that additional information may be required after the APRN Department’s receipt and review of this information to ensure your educational program meets the requirements for APRN licensure outlined in Board Rule 221.3.

Your program can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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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66. Verif of Comp-School Seal

The APRN Department has received a Verification of Completion (Part II) form on your behalf, however, additional information is required. As outlined in the instructions on the Part II, the school’s seal must be affixed in the designated area of the form.

The Part II submitted to the APRN Department does not contain the school seal.

You must have a program official fill out a new Part II in its entirety and submit the completed form to the Board on your behalf. This form must include the program director’s original signature (wet signature) and school seal. If no school seal is available, please have the program submit a statement on school letterhead indicating that no school seal is available.

This document must be submitted via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

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67. Verif of Comp-Signature

The APRN Department has received a Verification of Completion (Part II) form on your behalf, however, additional information is required. . As outlined in the instructions on the Part II, the form must contain an original “wet” signature of an appropriate program official.

The Part II received: does not contain the appropriate program official’s signature, contains a signature stamp, contains an electronic signature, or is a copy of the original, in turn, making the signature a copy as well.

You must have a program official fill out a new Part II in its entirety and submit the completed form to the Board on your behalf.

This document must be submitted via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701

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68. Verif of Comp (Part II)

The Verification of Completion (Part II) provides your education information in the role and population focus area in which you are applying. This form is required of all applicants for APRN licensure.

Please submit this form, along with the signed release, to your program so that they may fill it out in its entirety and submit it to the Board on your behalf.

Please ensure the document complies with all instructions outlined on the form. The Part II cannot be filled out before program completion, must be filled out in its entirety, cannot contain whiteout, must have an original “wet” signature, and must have the school seal affixed in the designated area. If no school seal is available, please have the program submit a statement on school letterhead indicating that no school seal is available.
NOTE: If you are a CRNA and your program has permanently closed, your Part II should be submitted by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Additionally, if any corrections to the form are necessary, corrections must be made by an 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

Please be advised that additional information may be required after the APRN Department’s receipt and review of this information to ensure your educational program meets the requirements for APRN licensure outlined in Board Rule 221.3.

This document must be submitted via:

Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
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69. Verification of Address/PSOR

The address and/or primary state of residence (PSOR) information you provided on your application does not match the address and/or PSOR information in the BON system.

Per Board Rule 217.7(b), the address and/or PSOR information in the BON system must be updated within 10 days of a change. This ensures correspondence from the BON is mailed to the appropriate address, when applicable.

Please submit the Declaration of Primary State of Residence form and submit proof of your address/PSOR with one of the following:

  • Driver’s license issued by the declared state of residence
  • Voter registration card issued by the declared state of residence
  • Federal Income tax return declaring the primary state of residence
  • Military form No. 2058- state of legal residence certificate
  • W2 from U.S. government or any bureau, division, or agency thereof, indicating the declared state of residence

You can submit this information via:

Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov
Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
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.
RETURN