|(a) In conjunction with Texas RN license renewal or
at least on a biennial basis, an applicant for license renewal as
an APRN shall submit to the Board the required nonrefundable fee for
license renewal as specified in §223.1 of this title and a completed
license renewal application.
(1) An applicant must provide a detailed explanation
and supporting documentation for each affirmative answer to questions
regarding the applicant's eligibility for licensure.
(2) An applicant must attest on forms provided by the
Board to maintaining current national certification or recertification
as applicable by the national professional certification organization
that meets the requirements set forth in this rule and is recognized
by the Board. This requirement shall apply to APRNs who:
(A) completed an APRN education program on or after
January 1, 1996; or
(B) were licensed as APRNs based upon obtaining national
(3) An applicant must attest, on forms provided by
the Board, to having a minimum of 400 hours of current practice within
the preceding biennium.
(4) An applicant must attest, on forms provided by
the Board, to being in compliance with the requirements of Chapter
216 and Chapter 222 of this title, where applicable.
(b) Failure to renew the registered nurse license or
to provide the required fee and documentation for maintaining APRN
licensure shall result in expiration of the APRN license and prescriptive
authority, where applicable. The individual whose APRN license has
expired may not practice as an APRN or use any titles to imply that
he/she is an APRN.