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Practice - BON to Discontinue Issuance of Paper Letters for APRN Interim Approval and Prescriptive Authority

In order to expedite the licensing process, the Texas Board of Nursing (Board or BON) will discontinue mailing approval letters to advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), when interim approval and prescriptive authority are granted. This change will become effective on September 1, 2013. Interim approval and prescriptive authority approval can be verified on the Board’s website twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The BON website is the primary source for this type of verification. APRNs and their employers may choose to print and retain a copy of interim approval and prescriptive authority approval directly from the Board’s website. To access this information, click on Verify License, then Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Nurses with a Texas RN license may use their Texas RN License number to access interim approval (temporary authorization to practice) or prescriptive authority approval. Nurses practicing in Texas on a multi-state registration should use the last four digits of their social security numbers and their birthdates to verify interim approval (temporary authorization to practice) or prescriptive authority approval. Texas RNs receiving advanced practice licensure will still receive a certificate in the mail when full licensure is granted to practice as advanced practice registered nurses. Verification of interim approval and prescriptive authority approval may also be completed by phone, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Central Standard Time, by contacting the Customer Service Department of the BON at (512) 305-7400. For further information or questions, please send an email to aprn@bon.texas.gov.

Posted: April 2013