|(a) To reinstate an authorization which has expired due to
non-payment of renewal fees for registered nurse licensure and/or advanced
practice authorization, the advanced practice nurse shall meet the requirements
as stated in §221.8 of this chapter (relating to Maintaining Active Authorization
as an Advanced Practice Nurse) and pay all required fees.
(b) If less than four years but more than two years have lapsed
since completion of the advanced educational program and/or the applicant
does not have 400 hours of current practice in the advanced role and specialty
during the previous biennium, the advanced practice nurse shall meet the requirements
as stated in §221.8 of this chapter and pay all required fees. The applicant
shall be required to demonstrate proof of completion of 400 hours of current
practice as well as the continuing education requirement as outlined in Chapter
216 of this title (relating to Continuing Education). The 400 hours of current
practice shall be obtained under the direct supervision of an advanced practice
nurse authorized by the board in the same role and specialty or by a physician
the same specialty.
(c) If more than four years have lapsed since completion of
the advanced practice educational program and/or the applicant has not practiced
in the advanced role during the previous four years, the applicant shall apply
for reactivation and meet current requirements for maintaining authorization
to practice under §221.8 of this chapter and shall:
(1) hold a current, valid, unencumbered license as a registered
nurse in the State of Texas or reside in any party state and hold a current,
valid, unencumbered registered nurse license in that state; and
(2) successfully complete a refresher course or extensive orientation
in the appropriate advanced practice specialty and role which includes a supervised
clinical component by a qualified instructor/sponsor.
(A) The course(s)/orientation shall be of sufficient length
to satisfy the learning needs of the inactive advanced practice nurse and
to assure that he/she meets the minimum standard for safe, competent care.
The course(s)/orientation shall cover the entire scope of the authorized advanced
specialty area. Content shall include, but not be limited to that which is
specified in board guidelines.
(B) The instructor/sponsor must provide written verification
of satisfactory completion of the course/orientation on forms provided by
the board and assurance that the individual has reviewed current practice-related
information pertinent to his/her advanced specialty and role.