Below are the primary license renewal and continuing education requirements for nurses licensed in Texas. Please visit the Texas Board of Nursing CE page for more information on continuing education requirements.
RN/LVN: Renewal period every 2 years
- complete 20 contact hours of continuing nursing education (CNE) in the nurse’s area of practice; OR
- demonstrate the achievement, maintenance, or renewal of a Board-approved national nursing certification in the nurse’s area of practice
APRN: Renewal period every 2 years
- complete 20 contact hours of continuing nursing education (CNE) in the nurse’s area of practice appropriate to the advanced practice role and population focus area recognized by the Board; OR
- demonstrate the achievement, maintenance, or renewal of a Board-approved national nursing certification in the nurse’s area of practice; AND
- meet the applicable targeted continuing education requirements
Incredible Health offers ANCC-accredited continuing education courses for nurses in all 50 states, 100% free and online. The Texas Board of Nursing accepts courses that are ANCC accredited.
Additionally, Texas is a nursing compact state, which allows nurses to hold multi-state licenses.
Steps to renew your Texas nursing license
- Verify the status of your license
Visit the Verification page to confirm your license.
- Complete your Texas nursing continuing education requirements before your license expires
You can complete your nursing CEUs online, on your schedule, and 100% free with Incredible Health.
- Go to the Texas Board of Nursing to request a license renewal
Visit the Renewal Information for more information. Texas is a compact state. If your Primary State of Residency is in another compact state do not apply for licensure in Texas unless you are declaring Texas as your Primary State of Residency.
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Texas Board of Nursing
Phone: (512) 305-7400
Fax: (512) 305-7401
Austin, TX 78701-3944
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