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Application Forms - Definitions Page for Online APRN Application Status Checks

Application Status

6-Mo Permit-Basis of Permit Pathophys Across Lifespan
6-Mo Permit-Date Last Practice Preceptor Form-APRN Title
6-Month Permit Application Program Letter Not Accepted as PT II
Application-Completion Date Program Location Discrepancy
Application-Institution Name Program Type Discrepancy
Application-Program Information Refresher Course Comp Form
Application-Program Location Social Security Number
Application-Program Type Special/Team Review
Application Correction Not Accepted Statement Re: Alternate Names
Application Fee Insuff Supervised Hours Comp Form
Approval to Process Transcript
Attestation After Grad Transcript – Doctorate
Awaiting Program Response Transcript-Masters
Birth Date Discrepancy Transcript-Postmaster's
Certification – Doc Not Accepted Transcript(s) – Transfer Credit
Clinical Hours Table Transcript(s) – Transfer Credit (2)
Complete Licensure Application Transcript Not Final
Completion Date Discrepancy TX RN In Notified Status-Renew
APRN Continuing Competency Valid Base RN Privilege
Course Syllabus Verif of Comp-Accreditation
Course Syllabus-Diag & Mgmt Verif of Comp-After Grad
Credentials Eval Report Verif of Comp-APRN Role
Current National Certification Verif of Comp-Clinical Hours
Current Practice Hours Verif of Comp-Closed CRNA Prog
Dedicated Assessment Course Verif of Comp-Completion Date
Dedicated Pathophys Course Verif of Comp-Correction Not Accepted
Dedicated Pharm Course Verif of Comp-Course Numbers
Duplicate – Certification Document Not Accepted Verif of Comp-Didactic Hours
Duplicate – Part II Not Accepted Verif of Comp – Institution Name
E-Transcript or Transcript Not Accepted Verif of Comp-Name Discrepancy
Gap Analysis Verif of Comp-Not Accepted
Institution Name Discrepancy Verif of Comp-Population Focus
Name Clarification Verif of Comp-Program Location
Notify APRN When Permanent TX RN Issued Verif of Comp-Program Type
Notify APRN When Valid Base RN Obtained Verif of Comp (Part II)

Status Definitions

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 to clarify the reason you are seeking a six-month APRN permit.

 

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 applicants 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 since they completed their APRN program)

 

To amend your response to the respective question on your application, please submit a written correction clearly identifying the one correct reason for which you will be using the six-month limited permit.

 

For authentication purposes, all application corrections must include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information from the following list:

  • Texas RN license number (if applicable)
  • APRN license application ID#
  • Full date of birth (mm/dd/year)
  • The last four digits of your social security number

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

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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 to clarify the date you last practiced as an APRN.

 

Specifically, 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) _________

 

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

 

To amend your response to the respective question on your application, please submit a written correction to your six-month limited permit application providing the date (in MM/YYYY format) you last practiced in the advanced practice role and population focus area in which you are currently seeking licensure.

  • If you have never practiced as an APRN, you should provide the date (MM/YYYY) you completed your advanced practice education program for your requested APRN title.

 

For authentication purposes, all application corrections must include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information from the following list:

  • Texas RN license number (if applicable)
  • APRN license application ID#
  • Full date of birth (mm/dd/year)
  • The last four digits of your social security number

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

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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 Board Rule 221.3 as well as all licensure requirements in Board 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.

 

If you intend to meet this requirement under a BON-issued six-month APRN permit, you must submit an application for this limited permit through your Texas Nurse Portal.

  • There is currently no fee required for this application.

 

Please note, while you may submit your six-month permit application at any time:

  • The APRN Department will not be able to evaluate your request for/issue you a temporary permit until all posted application checklist items with the exception of those related to the reason you are seeking the permit (i.e. Current Practice Hours, Dedicated Advanced Assessment, Dedicated Advanced Pathophysiology, or Dedicated advanced Pharmacotherapeutics) have been received and accepted by the Board.
  • 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.

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Application-Completion Date

On your application for APRN licensure you were asked to provide the date you completed your advanced practice education program.

  • At minimum, the APRN Department requires the MM/YYYY you completed your APRN education program.
  • Your program completion date may not be the same date as your formal graduation. You must contact your program to clarify the date in which they consider you complete.

 

However, the response provided for on your application:

  • Was left incomplete or blank;
  • Is inconsistent with information provided on other supporting documents, or
  • Otherwise requires clarification.

 

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

  • Editing this information in the Education History section of your Texas Nurse Portal account cannot be accepted in lieu of submission of this formal written statement.

 

For authentication purposes, all application corrections must include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information from the following list:

  • Texas RN license number (if applicable)
  • APRN license application ID#
  • Full date of birth (mm/dd/year)
  • The last four digits of your social security number

 

NOTE: An advanced practice program cannot correct information provided by the applicant on the application. As such, the APRN Department cannot accept program statements, copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of your corrective statement to resolve this checklist item.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

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Application-Institution Name

On your application for APRN licensure you were asked to provide the name of the academic institution (i.e. university, college, school) where you completed advanced practice education program.

  • The APRN Department is not seeking the name of the educational track or program type you completed, or the advanced practice role and population focus area in which you were educated. As such, examples of unacceptable responses include: Master’s FNP program, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Post-Master’s ACPNP, etc.

 

Additionally, the academic institution name you provide on your application must match the information provided by your program on the Verification of Completion (Part II) form submitted on your behalf.

  • The APRN Department does not disclose the responses provided by the program on the Part II to the applicant; therefore, you must contact your program to clarify the required information if you have questions regarding what school name your program indicated on the Part II.

 

However, the response provided for on your application:

  • Was left incomplete or blank;
  • Is inconsistent with information provided on other supporting documents, or
  • Otherwise requires clarification.

 

Please submit a written statement to the APRN Department providing the name of the academic institution where you completed your advanced practice education program.

  • Editing this information in the Education History section of your Texas Nurse Portal account cannot be accepted in lieu of submission of this formal written statement.

 

For authentication purposes, all application corrections must include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information from the following list:

  • Texas RN license number (if applicable)
  • APRN license application ID#
  • Full date of birth (mm/dd/year)
  • The last four digits of your social security number

 

NOTE: An advanced practice program cannot correct information provided by the applicant on the application. As such, the APRN Department cannot accept program statements, copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of your corrective statement to resolve this checklist item.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

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Application-Program Information Required

On your application for APRN licensure you were asked to provide detailed information regarding the advanced practice education program you completed.

 

However, the response provided for on your application:

  • Was left incomplete or blank;
  • Is inconsistent with information provided on other supporting documents, or
  • Otherwise requires clarification.

 

Please submit a written statement to the APRN Department providing your full name, at least one piece of additional identifying information (i.e. full date of birth or last four digits of your social security number), and all of the following:

  • Name of Institution:
  • City and State of Institution:
  • Degree Obtained:
  • Completion date (MM/YYYY):

 

All of the above-identified information you provide on your application must match the information provided by your program on the Verification of Completion (Part II) form submitted on your behalf.

  • The APRN Department does not disclose the responses provided by the program on the Part II to the applicant; therefore, you must contact your program to clarify the required information if you have questions related to the required information above.

 

NOTE: An advanced practice program cannot correct information provided by the applicant on the application. As such, the APRN Department cannot accept program statements, copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of your corrective statement to resolve this checklist item.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

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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.

  • At minimum, the APRN Department requires the city and state of the institution where you completed your APRN education program.
  • “Remote” and “Online” are not acceptable answers to the program location question.
  • Identifying more than one location is not permitted.

 

However, the response provided for on your application:

  • Was left incomplete or blank;
  • Is inconsistent with information provided on other supporting documents, or
  • Otherwise requires clarification.

 

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

  • Editing this information in the Education History section of your Texas Nurse Portal account cannot be accepted in lieu of submission of this formal written statement.

 

For authentication purposes, all application corrections must include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information from the following list:

  • Texas RN license number (if applicable)
  • APRN license application ID#
  • Full date of birth (mm/dd/year)
  • The last four digits of your social security number

 

NOTE: An advanced practice program cannot correct information provided by the applicant on the application. As such, the APRN Department cannot accept program statements, copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of your corrective statement to resolve this checklist item.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

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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 response provided for on your application:

  • Was left incomplete or blank;
  • Is inconsistent with information provided on other supporting documents, or
  • Otherwise requires clarification.

 

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

 

*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.

 

Editing this information in the Education History section of your Texas Nurse Portal account cannot be accepted in lieu of submission of this formal written statement.

 

For authentication purposes, all application corrections must include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information from the following list:

  • Texas RN license number (if applicable)
  • APRN license application ID#
  • Full date of birth (mm/dd/year)
  • The last four digits of your social security number

 

NOTE: An advanced practice program cannot correct information provided by the applicant on the application. As such, the APRN Department cannot accept program statements, copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of your corrective statement to resolve this checklist item.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

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Application Correction Not Accepted

The APRN Department has received an application correction on your behalf, however, additional information is required because one of the following is true:

  • The corrective statement was not authored by/sent to the APRN Department directly by the applicant;
  • The information provided in the corrective statement remains discrepant (i.e. still does not match) the information provided by the program on the Verification of Completion (Part II);
  • The statement does not provide the information required;
  • The corrective statement does not provide sufficient information (i.e. an incomplete response).

 

Please review the corresponding checklist item definition for additional guidance regarding what information the APRN Department requires and instructions for appropriate methods of submission.

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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. Without the appropriate application processing fee, your application is considered invalid and cannot be processed by the APRN Department at this time.

 

Unfortunately, effective May 30, 2020, all application processing fees must be submitted through an active Texas Nurse Portal account as part of the application submission process. As such, it is not possible for any nurse seeking Texas LNV/LPN, RN, or APRN licensure to submit an application processing fee paid by check or money order via postal mail.

 

Based on the above, please submit an updated application with correct and complete corresponding application processing fee ($100.00 USD if seeking APRN licensure or $150.00 USD if seeking APRN licensure with prescriptive authority) through your Texas Nurse Portal account.

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Approval to Process

At this time your application is currently undergoing an APRN eligibility review by the Board’s Enforcement Department based on either:

  • Your affirmative response to one or more of the eligibility questions on the application

OR

  • The APRN Department’s discovery of an eligibility issue during review of your application and its supporting materials.

 

Please note that the APRN Department is not involved in the enforcement/eligibility review process, therefore, there are no additional requirements you need to submit to our department. You are, however, responsible for providing to the Enforcement Department any supplemental documentation their staff deems necessary to complete the review.

  • Their staff will communicate what, if any, supporting materials are needed as well as the appropriate submission instructions.

 

Additionally, APRN Department staff cannot respond to any inquiries you may have regarding a pending eligibility review (including its current status) nor can our staff facilitate acceleration or conclusion of the Enforcement Department’s evaluation.

 

If you would like to inquire on the status of your enforcement review, you must contact your assigned investigator or the Enforcement Department (512-305-6838).

  • Please note that when the APRN Department forwards an eligibility issue for this type of review, a record must be manually entered by the Enforcement Department in their database; this intake process takes time to complete. Due to this entry procedure, Enforcement staff may not be able to provide you with details related to this review if your file was recently accepted by their team.

 

Upon conclusion of the eligibility review, the APRN Department will receive internal notification from the Enforcement Department regarding the review closure; however, this notification is not automated or immediately available to the APRN Department at the time the eligibility issue is resolved.

  • Until our office has received authorization directly from the Enforcement Department, we will not be able to consider this requirement complete.
  • Board staff appreciate your patience as your file navigates all components of the eligibility review process.

 

It is important to note that applicants for APRN licensure who have a pending eligibility review are not considered eligible for any level of APRN approval (i.e. interim/temporary approval or full/permanent licensure).

 

Looking forward, this checklist item will be completed by APRN Department staff as quickly as possible upon receipt of the required review closure notification and your APRN licensure application will undergo further processing.

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Attestation After Graduation

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.

 

Review of your application file indicates that you:

  • Submitted your APRN licensure application prior to program completion

AND/OR

  • Identified your education status as “Expecting Graduation” on the application.

 

To ensure compliance with the Board Rule 221.3, you must download and complete this form in its entirety after you have completed your advanced practice program.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

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Awaiting Program Response

APRN Department staff has contacted your program to obtain or clarify information pertaining to your application for initial APRN licensure. This checklist item 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 checklist items. If the APRN Department does not receive a reply from your program, you will need to contact them to request the necessary response.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the program via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov**

**Emailed submissions must be sent directly to the APRN Department from the program from an official academic institution email address for source and authentication purposes.

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Birthdate Discrepancy

The APRN Department is unable to verify the date of birth (DOB) provided on your BON record and/or our office has received documentation associated with your application bearing your complete or partial DOB which does not match your official record.

 

Please submit a legible copy of a legal document (i.e. birth certificate, driver’s license, or passport) confirming your birthdate.

 

If your DOB is incorrect on your official BON record, you will also need to email webmaster@bon.texas.gov to request that your record be corrected.

  • Updating your record with the BON alone may be insufficient to resolve this checklist item as the APRN Department is not automatically notified of such changes and our staff may not have access to the supporting document(s) uploaded to initiate such changes.

 

If the complete or partial DOB identified on supporting documentation received by our office is incorrect, you will need to have your record with the appropriate organization (i.e. school or certifier) and resubmit to the APRN Department a legible copy of the required documentation with your corrected identifying information.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

 

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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 name or other identifying information (i.e. your complete or partial social security number) provided on the document does not match your official BON record;
  • 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 official or unofficial score report or examination pass 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 review and follow the instructions provided in the Current National Certification checklist item definition here for more information related to acceptable documentation and submission methods.

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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 must include your full name, at least one piece of additional identifying information (i.e. full date of birth or last four digits of your social security number), and all of 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.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the program via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov**

**Emailed submissions must be sent directly to the APRN Department from the program from an official academic institution email address for source and authentication purposes.

 

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Complete Licensure Application

The APRN Department has received your application for a six-month limited APRN permit.

 

Please be advised that, before our office is able to issue a six-month APRN permit, Board staff must be confident that you meet all licensure requirements outlined in Board Rule 221.3 and Board Rule 221.4 with the exception of the current practice hours or successful completion of an academic course in advanced assessment, advanced pathophysiology, or advanced pharmacotherapeutics.

 

In order for the APRN Department to confirm you meet all applicable eligibility requirements outlined in above-hyperlinked Board Rules, you must provide all of the checklist items associated with your APRN licensure application.

 

Please review your Texas Nurse Portal account to determine what requirements are currently pending and follow the instructions available in the corresponding definition(s) to resolve any outstanding checklist items.

 

Again, the APRN Department can review your six-month APRN permit application/issue your six-month APRN permit only after all checklist items posted in your APRN licensure application status (with the exception of the current practice hours or required academic course) have been marked complete/accepted.

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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).

  • Your program completion date may not be the same date as your formal graduation.

 

The APRN Department cannot tell any applicant which party (either the applicant or program) submitted incorrect program information, we can only advise that the information you provided on your application does not match the information provided by the program on the Part II form our office received on your behalf.

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

 

Please note that applicants cannot make corrections to the Part II form on behalf of the program and programs cannot make corrections to the application on behalf of the applicant; therefore, resolution of this checklist item will depend on which party provided incorrect information.

 

If the error was made on your part, please review and follow the instructions outlined in the Application – Completion Date checklist item definition here to amend your application.

 

If the error was on the part of the program, please review and follow the instructions outlined in the Verif of Comp – Completion Date checklist item definition here to request that your program director or designated program official submit a correction to the previously submitted Part II form.

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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).

 

Based on the APRN Department’s review of your application file either:

  • You answered “no” to the APRN licensure application wherein 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.

AND/OR

  • Additional information is required to confirm you completed the minimum requirement at this time.

 

If you answered “yes” to this application question, please be advised that the APRN Department requires supplemental proof that you meet this requirement. Please submit photocopies of documents verifying that you have met the continuing competency requirement as described in Board Rule 216. 

 

If after reviewing the rule you determine that you answered “no” to this application question in error: Please submit a written correction to your application which amends your “no” response to “yes”.

 

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 your participation in your education program.

  • If your program completion date is within the 24 calendar months preceding submission of your application: please submit a written correction to your application which amends your “no” response to “yes”.

 

If after reviewing the rule, you determine that you do not meet this requirement: please submit a signed and dated statement which verifies/attests to your non-compliance with the requirement for APRN continuing competency in Board Rule 216. Upon receipt of your statement Board staff can provide you with additional instructions to meet this requirement based on our review of your individual circumstances.

 

For authentication purposes, your clarifying statement and/or submission of supporting documents must include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information from the following list:

  • Texas RN license number (if applicable)
  • APRN license application ID#
  • Full date of birth (mm/dd/year)
  • The last four digits of your social security number

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This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

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Course Syllabus

In order to evaluate your education more thoroughly, please submit a course syllabus for the course number listed in the notes section of this checklist item 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.

 

In order to match this documentation to your application, this submission must include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information (i.e. full date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number).

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov**
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

 

**If submitted by the program, emailed submissions must be sent directly to the APRN Department from the program from an official academic institution email address for source and authentication purposes.

 

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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.

 

In order to match this documentation to your application, this submission must include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information (i.e. full date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number).

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov**
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

 

**If submitted by the program, emailed submissions must be sent directly to the APRN Department from the program from an official academic institution email address for source and authentication purposes.

 

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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 (CES) recognized by the Texas Board of Nursing.

 

At this time, the Board-approved organizations for CES reports which conducts evaluation of APRN education programs are:

 

The CES report:

  • Must be a complete CES Full Education course by course evaluation of your APRN education courses/program from a Board-approved CES.
  • The report creation/preparation date must be within one year of the APRN Department’s receipt; reports over one (1) year old will not be accepted.
  • Is required of all applicants for APRN licensure (regardless of application type – initial, endorsement, or additional population focus) if they completed courses or programs outside the US.

 

The APRN Department cannot:

  • Utilize documentation other than the full course by course evaluation report from an approved organization to resolve this checklist item.
  • Render a determination regarding eligibility for licensure without an adequate CES report.
  • Accept documentation of national certification or licensure in another jurisdiction as evidence that you meet the requirements for licensure in Texas.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov**
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

 

**Emailed submissions must be sent directly to the APRN Department from the review organization for source and authentication purposes.

 

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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.

 

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

 

Please note that the APRN Department will reject submissions related to this checklist item if:

  • 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 official or unofficial score report or examination passage letter, or;
  • The document provided is a copy of your professional organization membership card.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

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Current Practice Hours

In order to be eligible for APRN licensure an advanced practice registered 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 do not meet this current practice hours requirement, you are not eligible for APRN licensure in Texas at this time.
  • As current practice is a prerequisite in order to be eligible for APRN licensure in Texas per Board Rule 221.4, there is no way to waive this requirement.
  • Practice at the registered nurse (RN) level and/or practice as an APRN in a different advanced practice role and/or population focus area does notcount as advanced practice as required in Rule 221.4 and defined in Board Rule 221.1(7).

 

Based on the APRN Department’s review of your application file:

  • You answered “no” to the APRN licensure application wherein you were asked if you meet this requirement.

AND/OR

  • Additional information is required to confirm you completed the minimum number of practice hours.

 

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.

  • If your program completion date is within the 24 calendar months preceding submission of your application: please submit a written correction to your application which includes your full name, at least one other piece of identifying information (i.e. full date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number), and amends your “no” response to “yes”.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

 

If after reviewing the rule you determine that you have met the practice hours requirement by practicing as an APRN in another jurisdiction: please have your supervisor submit a statement directly to the APRN Department indicating the following information:

  • Your full (first and last) name and at least one other piece of identifying information (i.e. full date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number);
  • The address and telephone number of the employer/practice setting where you completed your 400 current practice hours;
  • The dates (mm/year – mm/year) 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.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by your supervisor via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  

If after reviewing the rule you determine that you do not meet this requirement: you will need to complete and provide documentation demonstrating completion of the required current practice hours in order to be eligible for APRN licensure.

 

The APRN Department has a process whereby APRN applicants for initial Texas licensure may be eligible to obtain a temporary (six-month) permit for the purpose of completing the required current practice hours under supervision of a qualified preceptor if they choose to do so in Texas.  Please review and follow the instructions outlined in the 6-Month Permit Application checklist item definition here for instructions to apply for this permit.

 

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.

 

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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 successfully completed 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.

  • Please review and follow the instructions provided in the Transcript checklist item definition here for more information related to acceptable submission methods.

 

If you have not successfully completed a separate, dedicated graduate level course in advanced physical assessment as required in Board Rule, you will need to complete and provide documentation demonstrating completion of the required course in order to be eligible for APRN licensure.

  • As completion of a separate, dedicated graduate level course in advanced physical assessment is a prerequisite in order to be eligible for APRN licensure in Texas for applicants who completed their program on or after 01/01/1998 per Board Rule 221.3 (hyperlinked above), there is no way to waive this requirement.

 

The APRN Department has a process whereby applicants for APRN licensure by endorsement in Texas may be eligible to obtain a temporary (six-month) permit for the purpose of completing the required course if they choose to do so in Texas. Please review and follow the instructions outlined in the 6-Month Permit Application checklist item definition here for instructions to apply for this permit.

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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 successfully completed 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.

  • Please review and follow the instructions provided in the Transcript checklist item definition here for more information related to acceptable submission methods.

 

If you have not successfully completed a separate, dedicated graduate level course in advanced pathophysiology as required in Board Rule, you will need to complete and provide documentation demonstrating completion of the required course in order to be eligible for APRN licensure.

  • As completion of a separate, dedicated graduate level course in advanced pathophysiology is a prerequisite in order to be eligible for APRN licensure in Texas for applicants who completed their program on or after 01/01/1998 per Board Rule 221.3 (hyperlinked above), there is no way to waive this requirement.

 

The APRN Department has a process whereby applicants for APRN licensure by endorsement in Texas may be eligible to obtain a temporary (six-month) permit for the purpose of completing the required course if they choose to do so in Texas.  Please review and follow the instructions outlined in the 6-Month Permit Application checklist item definition here for instructions to apply for this permit.

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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 successfully completed 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.

  • Please review and follow the instructions provided in the Transcript checklist item definition here for more information related to acceptable submission methods.

 

If you have not successfully completed a separate, dedicated graduate level course in advanced pharmacotherapeutics as required in Board Rule, you will need to complete and provide documentation demonstrating completion of the required course in order to be eligible for APRN licensure.

  • As completion of a separate, dedicated graduate level course in advanced pharmacotherapeutics is a prerequisite in order to be eligible for APRN licensure in Texas for applicants who completed their program on or after 01/01/1998 per Board Rule 221.3 (hyperlinked above), there is no way to waive this requirement.

 

The APRN Department has a process whereby applicants for APRN licensure by endorsement in Texas may be eligible to obtain a temporary (six-month) permit for the purpose of completing the required course if they choose to do so in Texas.  Please review and follow the instructions outlined in the 6-Month Permit Application checklist item definition here for instructions to apply for this permit.

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Duplicate – Certification Document Not Accepted

As reflected in your Texas Nurse Portal account, the APRN Department has previously received a document in support of your application which cannot be accepted to resolve the Current National Certification checklist item.

 

In addition to our office’s receipt of that documentation, we have now received an additional submission related to your certification which cannot be accepted because it does not comply with one or more components of the Current National Certification checklist item definition.

 

It may be the case that you have submitted a second copy of the same document which was previously rejected or you have provided a different document which is also unacceptable.

 

Please review the Certification Document Not Accepted checklist item definition here for more information regarding common reasons a certification document cannot be accepted.

 

You must review and follow the instructions outlined in the Current National Certification checklist item definition here to resolve the respective requirement.

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Duplicate – Part II Not Accepted

As reflected in your Texas Nurse Portal account, the APRN Department has previously received a document in support of your application which cannot be accepted to resolve the Verification of Completion (Part II) checklist item.

 

The previous submission was:

  • Not completed and/or submitted as required resulting in the addition of the Verif of Comp – Not Accepted checklist item here

AND/OR

  • Not the required Verification of Completion (Part II) form resulting in the addition of the Program Letter Not Accepted as Part II checklist item here.

 

In addition to our office’s receipt of that documentation, we have now received an additional submission related to your Verification of Completion which cannot be accepted because it does not comply with one or more components of the Verification of Completion (Part II) checklist item definition.

 

It may be the case that you and/or your program have provided a Part II form which was again incorrectly completed and/or submitted or you and/or your program have provided a second copy of the same unacceptable document which was previously rejected.

 

You must review and follow the instructions outlined in the Verification of Completion (Part II) checklist item definition here to resolve the respective requirement.

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E-Transcript or Transcript Not Accepted

The APRN Department has received a transcript on your behalf; however, additional information is required.

 

The transcript received by the APRN Department cannot be accepted for resolution of the corresponding checklist item. Common reasons a transcript may be deemed unacceptable include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The transcript is partially or fully illegible;
  • The transcript is considered unofficial;
  • The name or other identifying information (i.e. your complete or partial social security number or complete or partial birthdate) provided on the document does not match your official BON record;
  • The transcript was submitted (regardless of source) via fax or another unacceptable method;
  • The transcript received via postal mail (regardless of source) is a photocopy or is otherwise considered unofficial;
  • The transcript received via email (regardless of source) is a scanned copy or other reproduction submitted by the applicant as a .pdf attachment;
  • The transcript received via email (regardless of source) was submitted by the program as a .pdf attachment;
  • The transcript received via email did not arrive directly to the APRN Department (aprn@bon.texas.gov) from an approved electronic transcript service as required;
  • Any combination of the above-listed factors.

 

Please review the instructions outlined in the Transcript checklist item definition here for more information related to submission of an acceptable transcript.

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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. Additionally, the Gap Analysis must include your full name, at least one piece of additional identifying information (i.e. full date of birth or last four digits of your social security number) in order to be matched to your application.

 

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.  

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the program via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov**

**Emailed submissions must be sent directly to the APRN Department from the program from an official academic institution email address for source and authentication purposes.

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Institution Name Discrepancy

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

 

The APRN Department cannot tell any applicant which party (either the applicant or program) submitted incorrect program information, we can only advise that the information you provided on your application does not match the information provided by the program on the Part II form our office received on your behalf.

  • You must contact your program to clarify the name of the institution at which they consider you to have completed your education.

 

Please note that applicants cannot make corrections to the Part II form on behalf of the program and programs cannot make corrections to the application on behalf of the applicant; therefore, resolution of this checklist item will depend on which party provided incorrect information.

 

If the error was made on your part, please review and follow the instructions outlined in the Application-Institution Name checklist item definition here to amend your application.

 

If the error was on the part of the program, please review and follow the instructions outlined in the Verif of Comp – Institution Name checklist item definition here to request that your program director or designated program official submit a correction to the previously submitted Part II form.

 

 

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Name Clarification

The name provided on your application either does not match the name on your Texas RN record, multistate RN license in your declared primary state of residence, or documentation submitted to supplement your application.

 

Your application should reflect your current legal name as all licenses issued by the Board must be issued under the applicant’s current legal name. This is required so that Board staff can ensure each applicant remains in compliance with Board Rule 217.7(a) which requires that a licensee and/or applicant for licensure notify the Board in writing within ten (10) days of a legal name change.

 

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

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

 

Please be advised that if you have any alternate or previous names which you did not disclose on your application, additional checklist items may be added for authentication and verification purposes.

  • See the Statement Re: Alternate Names checklist item definition here for more information.

 

NOTE: If your name of record in the BON system is incorrect, in addition to submitting the above documentation, please log on to your Texas Nurse Portal account and personally update your identifying information (including the upload of any supporting documentation, if applicable) to amend your record with the Board to reflect your current full legal name.

  • An instructional video outlining the process for submitting a name change in the Texas Nurse Portal is available on the BON website here to guide you through the process.
  • Updating your official record in the Texas Nurse Portal alone may be insufficient to resolve this checklist item as the APRN Department is not automatically notified of such changes and our staff may not have access to the supporting document(s) uploaded to initiate such changes.
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Notify APRN When Permanent TX RN Issued

Based on the information available in your application/BON record, 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.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

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Notify APRN When Valid Base RN Obtained

*This is a two-part requirement. You will not be eligible for Texas APRN Licensure until you have both obtained a valid base RN privilege AND notified the APRN Department of such.
See also Valid Base RN Privilege checklist item definition*

 

Per Board Rule 221.4, 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.

  • In order to demonstrate compliance with the above-referenced Board Rule, you must notify the APRN Department and/or provide proof of your valid base RN privilege.

 

There are three (3) potential ways to resolve this checklist item. The method appropriate for your application will depend on your unique situation.

  • Please contact the APRN Department at (512) 305-6843 or aprn@bon.texas.gov if you have questions regarding which of these methods is appropriate based on your application.

 

Once you have obtained a valid base RN (see Valid Base RN Privilege checklist item definition for more information), you are required to notify the APRN Department of such issuance.

 

(1) If you currently reside in a state other than Texas which participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), also known as a “compact state” and have obtained a multistate RN license in your current primary state of residence (PSOR):

  • You must notify the APRN Department in writing upon issuance of your multistate RN license.

 

(2) If you currently reside in a compact state but did not obtain a multistate RN license in  that state, reside in a state which does not participate in the NLC (also known as a “non-compact state”), or reside in the state of Texas and have renewed/reactivated your existing Texas RN license:

  • You must notify the APRN Department in writing when your Texas RN license is active and current.

 

(3) If you currently reside in a compact state but did not obtain a multistate RN license in that state, reside in a non-compact state, or reside in the state of Texas and have been issued a Texas RN license:

  • You must notify the APRN Department in writing upon issuance of your temporary or permanent Texas RN license.

 

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

 

This notification must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

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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 successfully completed 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.

  • Please review and follow the instructions provided in the Transcript checklist item definition here for more information related to acceptable submission methods.

 

If you have not successfully completed a separate, dedicated graduate level course in advanced pathophysiology across the lifespan as required in Board Rule, you will need to complete and provide documentation demonstrating completion of the required course in order to be eligible for APRN licensure.

  • As completion of a separate, dedicated graduate level course in advanced pathophysiology across the lifespan is a prerequisite in order to be eligible for APRN licensure in Texas for applicants who completed their program on or after 01/01/1998 per Board Rule 221.3 (hyperlinked above), there is no way to waive this requirement.

 

The APRN Department has a process whereby applicants for APRN licensure by endorsement in Texas may be eligible to obtain a temporary (six-month) permit for the purpose of completing the required course if they choose to do so in Texas.  Please review and follow the instructions outlined in the 6-Month Permit Application checklist item definition here for instructions to apply for this permit.

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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 received by the APRN Department on your behalf.

 

To resolve this discrepancy, please have your supervising preceptor submit a written correction to the form previously submitted providing your full name, at least one piece of additional identifying information (i.e. full date of birth or last four digits of your social security number), and 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.

 

NOTE: applicants cannot correct information provided by the preceptor on the verification of completion form. The corrective statement must be authored by the preceptor who completed the form on your behalf.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by your preceptor via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  

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Program Letter Not Accepted As PT II

A correctly completed/submitted Verification of Completion (Part II) form is required of all applicants for APRN licensure.

 

While our office can confirm receipt of a submission on your behalf which is believed to be related to the Verif of Comp (Part II) checklist item, the documentation provided cannot be accepted.

  • Examples of commonly submitted unacceptable documents include: copies of a degree/diploma, program completion letters, verification of education forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards.

 

Please review and follow the instructions outlined in the Verif of Comp (Part II) checklist item definition here for more information related to submission of an acceptable Part II form.

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Program Location Discrepancy

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

 

The APRN Department cannot tell any applicant which party (either the applicant or program) submitted incorrect program information, we can only advise that the information you provided on your application does not match the information provided by the program on the Part II form our office received on your behalf.

  • You must contact your program to clarify the single, specific location of the institution at which they consider you to have completed your education.

 

Please note that applicants cannot make corrections to the Part II form on behalf of the program and programs cannot make corrections to the application on behalf of the applicant; therefore, resolution of this checklist item will depend on which party provided incorrect information.

 

If the error was made on your part, please review and follow the instructions outlined in the Application – Program Location checklist item definition here to amend your application.

 

If the error was on the part of the program, please review and follow the instructions outlined in the Verif of Comp – Program Location checklist item definition here to request that your program director or designated program official submit a correction to the previously submitted Part II form.

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Program Type Discrepancy

The program type (i.e. Certificate Program, Master’s Degree, Post-Master’s Certificate, Practice Doctorate) 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).

 

The APRN Department cannot tell any applicant which party (either the applicant or program) submitted incorrect program information, we can only advise that the information you provided on your application does not match the information provided by the program on the Part II form our office received on your behalf.

  • You must contact your program to clarify the program type they consider you to have completed.

 

Please note that applicants cannot make corrections to the Part II form on behalf of the program and programs cannot make corrections to the application on behalf of the applicant; therefore, resolution of this checklist item will depend on which party provided incorrect information.

 

If the error was made on your part, please review and follow the instructions outlined in the Application – Program Type checklist item definition here to amend your application.

 

If the error was on the part of the program, please review and follow the instructions outlined in the Verif of Comp – Program Type checklist item definition here to request that your program director or designated program official submit a correction to the previously submitted Part II form.

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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 information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by your preceptor via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  

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Social Security Number

The APRN Department is unable to verify the social security number (SSN) provided on your BON record and/or our office has received documentation associated with your application bearing your complete or partial SSN which does not match your official record.

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

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

 

If your SSN is incorrect on your official BON record, you will also need to email webmaster@bon.texas.gov to request that your record be corrected.

  • Updating your record with the BON alone may be insufficient to resolve this checklist item as the APRN Department is not automatically notified of such changes and our staff may not have access to the supporting document(s) uploaded to initiate such changes.

 

If the complete or partial SSN identified on supporting documentation received by our office is incorrect, you will need to have your record with the appropriate organization (i.e. school or certifier) and resubmit to the APRN Department a legible copy of the required documentation with your corrected identifying information.

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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 checklist item.

 

Please continue to check your application status in your Texas Nurse Portal account for updates.

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Statement Re: Alternate Names

The APRN Department has received documentation which we believe was submitted in support of your application; however, the name listed on the document does not match your current legal name or any of the alternate names you reported on your application.

 

For authentication and record keeping purposes, all documents submitted in support of an application for APRN licensure must bear the nurse’s current legal name or an alternate/previous name identified in writing by the applicant as required by the application. To ensure that all documents received can be accepted for licensure, the APRN Department requires that you submit a clarifying statement regarding any variations of your name.

 

If you have any variations on your name to disclose: please submit a written statement amending your application to include any alternate names, previous names (such as maiden names), or variations of your name under which application materials may arrive.

  • In order to prove/provide alternate names or update your current legal name, 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.

 

If you do not have any alternate names to disclose: please submit a statement to that effect.

 

Failure to update your APRN application with your alternate name(s), will result in additional checklist items. Specifically, you will be required to update your name with the appropriate organization(s) and resubmit the document(s) in question with your current legal name.

 

For authentication purposes, your clarifying statement and/or submission of supporting documents must include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information from the following list:

  • Texas RN license number (if applicable)
  • APRN license application ID#
  • Full date of birth (mm/dd/year)
  • The last four digits of your social security number

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

 

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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 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 information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by your preceptor via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  

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Transcript

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

  • Official transcripts are required of all applicants regardless of their APRN application type (initial/endorsement/add population focus area), how long ago they completed their educational program or their experience and/or licensure in other states as an APRN.
  • 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 transcript from each institution.
  • Applicants who completed their APRN education at the level of a Post-Master’s Certificate are required to provide their Master’s Degree level transcript in addition to their Post-Master’s Certificate transcript.
  • For CRNAs who completed a hospital based program, completed a formal program not located within an academic institution, or the CRNA program they completed has permanently closed, please request your official transcript from the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).

 

The APRN Department will accept hard copy transcripts by postal mail or electronic transcripts (also known as “e-transcripts”) via email with certain conditions.

  • Only one submission required; please do not submit multiple copies via both routes.


Regardless of method of submission or sender, our office will reject copies (either scanned or photocopied) of transcripts, unofficial transcripts, and transcripts that are considered “not final”.

  • In order to be considered final, 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.

 

Hard Copy Transcripts:
The transcript does not have to be sealed or sent directly from the school; however, this must be an official, final transcript.

 

All hard copy transcripts must be submitted by mail to:

           Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

E-Transcripts:
Official e-transcripts are accepted by the APRN Department only if they arrive to the APRN Department via email to aprn@bon.texas.gov directly from one of the following sources:

 

If your academic institution does not participate in any of the e-transcript services above, you must submit a hard copy transcript by postal mail as outlined above.

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Transcript-Doctorate

The APRN Department has received one or more of the following: undergraduate transcript, Master’s Degree, or Post Master’s transcript. However, your official Doctoral Degree transcript remains outstanding.

  • Applicants who completed their APRN education at the level of a Post-Doctoral Certificate are required to provide their Doctorate Degree level transcript in addition to their Post-Doctoral Certificate transcript.

 

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

  • Please review and follow the instructions provided in the Transcript checklist item definition here for more information related to acceptable submission methods.
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Transcript-Masters

The APRN Department has received one or more of the following: undergraduate transcript, Post Master’s transcript, Doctoral transcript. However, your official Master’s Degree transcript remains outstanding.

  • Applicants who completed their APRN education at the level of a Post-Master’s Certificate are required to provide their Master’s Degree level transcript in addition to their Post-Master’s Certificate transcript.

 

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

  • Please review and follow the instructions provided in the Transcript checklist item definition here for more information related to acceptable submission methods.
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Transcript-Post-Master’s

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

  • Applicants who completed their APRN education at the level of a Post-Master’s Certificate are required to provide their Master’s Degree level transcript in addition to their Post-Master’s Certificate transcript.

 

Please submit an official, final Post-Master’s Certificate transcript to the APRN Department.

  • Please review and follow the instructions provided in the Transcript checklist item definition here for more information related to acceptable submission methods.
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Transcript-Transfer Credit

The APRN Department has determined, based on review of your application and supporting materials, the academic institution (i.e. school, college, or university) which awarded your advanced practice education degree accepted course work you completed at another school toward completion of your advanced practice education program.

 

Applicants who completed course work at multiple academic institutions are required to 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 transcript from each institution.

 

Please submit an official transcript issued by the school where you originally completed course work accepted as transfer credit by your degree-awarding institution to the APRN Department.

  • Please review and follow the instructions provided in the Transcript checklist item definition here for more information related to acceptable submission methods.
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Transcript-Transfer Credit (2)

The APRN Department has determined, based on review of your application and supporting materials, the academic institution (i.e. school, college, or university) which awarded your advanced practice education degree accepted course work you completed at more than one additional school toward completion of your advanced practice education program.

 

Applicants who completed course work at multiple academic institutions are required to 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 transcript from each institution.

 

Please submit an official transcript issued by the school(s) where you originally completed course work accepted as transfer credit by your degree-awarding institution to the APRN Department.

  • Please review and follow the instructions provided in the Transcript checklist item definition here for more information related to acceptable submission methods.
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Transcript Not Final

The APRN Department has received a transcript to supplement your application for APRN licensure. However, the copy received does not appear to be a final copy because it is lacking language confirming the degree was conferred/awarded and/or required courses identified on the academic record are listed as “in progress” or are otherwise incomplete.

 

Please submit a final transcript to the APRN Department.

  • Please review and follow the instructions provided in the Transcript checklist item definition here for more information related to acceptable submission methods.
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TX RN In Notified Status-Renew

Based on the information available in your application/BON record, 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.

 

At this time your Texas RN license expiration date is within the next sixty (60) days. 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.

 

If you wish to renew your RN license prior to issuance of your APRN license: you must log on to your Texas Nurse Portal account and submit the appropriate RN renewal application.

  • Because the APRN Department is not automatically alerted, please notify the APRN Department once the renewal has processed and the License Verification page is reflecting an updated expiration date.
  • Please be advised that delay in your notification to the APRN Department of renewal of your Texas RN license may result in delay of approval of your Texas APRN license.

 

If you wish to be issued the APRN license prior to renewing your RN: you must submit a statement directly to the APRN Department to this effect

 

Notification of RN license renewal or written request for licensure prior to renewal must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the applicant via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov  
           Fax: 512-305-8101 (ATTN: APRN Department)
           Mail: Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

 

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Valid Base RN Privilege

*This is a two-part requirement. You will not be eligible for Texas APRN Licensure until you have both obtained a valid base RN privilege AND notified the APRN Department of such.
See also Notify APRN When Valid Base RN Obtained checklist item definition*

 

Per Board Rule 221.4(a)(2), 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 order to demonstrate compliance with the above-referenced Board Rule, you need to obtain a valid base RN privilege.

 

There are three (3) potential ways to resolve this checklist item. The method appropriate for your application will depend on your unique situation.

  • Please contact the APRN Department at (512) 305-6843 or aprn@bon.texas.gov if you have questions regarding which of these methods is appropriate based on your application.

 

(1) If you currently reside in a state other than Texas which participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), also known as a “compact state”, you may be eligible for a multistate license in your current primary state of residence (PSOR).

  • You will need to contact the Board of Nursing in your PSOR to inquire about the process of obtaining a multistate RN license.

 

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

 

If you are active duty military or a military spouse, please review the information available here.

 

If you have relocated from one compact state to another, your multistate RN license must be issued by your current PSOR.

  • Please review this fact sheet for more information regarding the NLC and relocation.

 

If you are not eligible for a multistate RN license in your current PSOR or you do not wish to obtain a multistate RN in that state, please review (2) and (3) below.

 

(2) If you currently reside in a compact state but cannot/do not wish to obtain a multistate RN license in that state, reside in a state which does not participate in the NLC (also known as a “non-compact state”), or reside in the state of Texas AND have previously held a Texas RN license which currently has a status of delinquent, inactive, or invalid, you will need to renew/reactivate your existing Texas RN license.

  • You must log on to your Texas Nurse Portal account and submit the appropriate RN renewal application.

 

For questions regarding the renewal/reactivation process, please contact the Customer Service Department at (512) 305-6809 or send a message through the Texas Nurse Portal Message Center.

 

(3) If you currently reside in a compact state but cannot/do not wish to obtain a multistate RN license in that state, reside in a non-compact state, or reside in the state of Texas AND have never held a Texas RN license, you will need to apply for RN licensure by Endorsement.

  • You must log on to your Texas Nurse Portal account and submit a Texas RN Endorsement application.
  • You may access information related to Endorsement as well as access to the appropriate application on the Board’s website here.

 

For questions regarding the RN Endorsement process, please contact the Customer Service Department at (512) 305-6809 or send a message through the Texas Nurse Portal Message Center.

 

NOTE: In order to be considered eligible for interim APRN approval (i.e. temporary authorization), you must hold, at minimum, a temporary Texas RN license. In order to be considered eligible for full APRN approval (i.e. permanent licensure), you must hold a permanent Texas RN license.

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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).

The response to Question #7:

  • Was left incomplete or blank;
  • Does not match an accreditation body consistent with the advanced practice role identified in Question #2
  • Is inconsistent with the accreditation verification information available to the APRN Department;
  • Contains correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) on a hard copy form.

 

You must contact your program and request that the program director or designated program official (only if the program is permanently closed) submit a statement directly to the APRN Department clarifying the accrediting body of your program at the time you completed it.

  • In order to match this documentation to your application, this submission must also include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information (i.e. full date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number).

 

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.

 

The APRN Department cannot accept copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of the corrective statement to resolve this checklist item.

 

Applicants cannot correct information provided by the program on the Part II form. The corrective statement must be authored by the program director or designated program official who completed the form on your behalf.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the program via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov**

**Emailed Part II corrections must be sent directly to the APRN Department from the program from an official academic institution email address for source and authentication purposes.

 

Please be advised: your program is not required to submit a new Part II to resolve this checklist item; the statement described above is preferred. If your program elects to resolve this requirement through submission of a corrected/updated Part II in lieu of the requested statement, the updated/corrected Part II form must be completed and submitted as required in the Verif of Comp (Part II) checklist item definition here.

  • Any Part II form which does not meet all standards outlined in the Verif of Comp (Part II) definition will be rejected for the purpose of completing this requirement.

 

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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 received by our office on your behalf 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.

 

Please review and follow the instructions outlined in the Verif of Comp (Part II) checklist item definition here for more information related to submission of an acceptable Part II form.

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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 response related to the advanced practice role in Question #2:

  • Was left incomplete or blank with regard to the APRN role;
  • Identifies more than one advanced practice role;
  • Is illegible;
  • Is inconsistent with information provided on other supporting documents;
  • Requires clarification, or;
  • Contains correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) on a hard copy form.

 

You must contact your program and request that the program director or designated program official (only if the program is permanently closed) submit a statement directly to the APRN Department clarifying the APRN role you were educated in.

  • In order to match this documentation to your application, this submission must also include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information (i.e. full date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number).

 

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.

 

The APRN Department cannot accept copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of the corrective statement to resolve this checklist item.

 

Applicants cannot correct information provided by the program on the Part II form. The corrective statement must be authored by the program director or designated program official who completed the form on your behalf.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the program via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov**

**Emailed Part II corrections must be sent directly to the APRN Department from the program from an official academic institution email address for source and authentication purposes.

 

Please be advised: your program is not required to submit a new Part II to resolve this checklist item; the statement described above is preferred. If your program elects to resolve this requirement through submission of a corrected/updated Part II in lieu of the requested statement, the updated/corrected Part II form must be completed and submitted as required in the Verif of Comp (Part II) checklist item definition here.

  • Any Part II form which does not meet all standards outlined in the Verif of Comp (Part II) definition will be rejected for the purpose of completing this requirement.

 

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.

 

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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 response related to the number of clinical hours in Question #6:

  • Was left incomplete or blank;
  • Is illegible;
  • Is inconsistent with information provided on other supporting documents;
  • Requires clarification, or;
  • Contains correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) on a hard copy form.

 

You must contact your program and request that the program director or designated program official (only if the program is permanently closed) submit a statement directly to the APRN Department indicating the number of clinical hours (in clock hours) you completed in your program.

  • In order to match this documentation to your application, this submission must also include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information (i.e. full date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number).

 

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.

 

The APRN Department cannot accept copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of the corrective statement to resolve this checklist item.

 

Applicants cannot correct information provided by the program on the Part II form. The corrective statement must be authored by the program director or designated program official who completed the form on your behalf.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the program via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov**

**Emailed Part II corrections must be sent directly to the APRN Department from the program from an official academic institution email address for source and authentication purposes.

 

Please be advised: your program is not required to submit a new Part II to resolve this checklist item; the statement described above is preferred. If your program elects to resolve this requirement through submission of a corrected/updated Part II in lieu of the requested statement, the updated/corrected Part II form must be completed and submitted as required in the Verif of Comp (Part II) checklist item definition here.

  • Any Part II form which does not meet all standards outlined in the Verif of Comp (Part II) definition will be rejected for the purpose of completing this requirement.

 

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.

 

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Verif of Comp-Closed CRNA Prog

The Verification of Completion (Part II) provides your education information in the role and population focus area for which you are applying.

  • A correctly completed Part II form submitted through an acceptable method is required of all applicants regardless of their APRN application type (initial/endorsement/add population focus area), how long ago they completed their educational program, or their experience and/or licensure in other states as an APRN.
  • The APRN Department cannot accept copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of this form to resolve this checklist item.
  • Please ensure the document complies with all instructions outlined on the form.

 

For Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who completed a program which has permanently closed, your Part II should be completed/submitted by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).

  • Contact information for the NBCRNA is available on their website here.


The APRN Department will accept hard copy completed Part II forms by postal mail or electronic Part II forms via email with certain conditions.

  • Only one submission required; please do not submit multiple copies via both routes.

 

Hard Copy Submission:

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


All hard copy Part II forms must be submitted by postal mail to:

           Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

 

The hard copy completed form:

  • Cannot contain whiteout;
  • Must contain an original “wet” signature of the NBCRNA representative;
  • Must have the NBCRNA seal affixed in the designated area.

 

Electronic Submission:
Please submit this form, along with your signed release, to the NBCRNA so they may fill it out in its entirety and submit the completed form to the Board on your behalf.

 

The APRN Department will accept Part II forms via email only if they if they arrive to the APRN Department (aprn@bon.texas.govdirectly from the NBCRNA from an official organization email address.

  • The APRN Department will reject electronically submitted Part II forms that cannot be authenticated due to completion by or submission from an unverified source (such as a personal email account).

 

For Part II forms submitted electronically, the APRN Department will waive the requirement that the Affidavit Section of Part II forms contain:

  • An original, hand written (i.e. “wet”) NBCRNA representative signature.
    • PLEASE NOTE: a signature is still required, however, for Part II forms correctly submitted via email, an electronic signature (“e-signature”), signature stamp, or scanned signature is acceptable.
  • A NBCRNA seal imprinted/embossed in the Affidavit Section of the form.

 

Please be advised that the waiver of a seal and original handwritten (i.e. wet) signature in the Affidavit section of Part II forms applies exclusively to emailed submissions.

  • All Part II forms submitted by postal mail must meet all standards for hard copy submission outlined above.

 

Regardless of the method of submission

  • All fields of the Part II must be completed and signed by a NBCRNA representative;
  • The Part II must be completed in its entirety;
  • The Part II must provide information related specifically and exclusively to your education in the role and population focus for which you are applying;
  • Incomplete Part II submissions will be rejected by the APRN Department;
  • The APRN Department will reject Part II forms submitted by applicants;

 

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

 

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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.
  • Your program completion date may not be the same date as your formal graduation.

 

The response to Question #5:

  • Was left incomplete or blank;
  • Is illegible;
  • Is inconsistent with information provided on other supporting documents;
  • Requires clarification, or;
  • Contains correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) on a hard copy form.

 

You must contact your program and request that the program director or designated program official (only if the program is permanently closed) submit a statement directly to the APRN Department clarifying the single, specific program completion date in MM/YYYY format.

  • In order to match this documentation to your application, this submission must also include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information (i.e. full date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number).

 

The APRN Department cannot accept copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of the corrective statement to resolve this checklist item.

 

Applicants cannot correct information provided by the program on the Part II form. The corrective statement must be authored by the program director or designated program official who completed the form on your behalf.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the program via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov**

**Emailed Part II corrections must be sent directly to the APRN Department from the program from an official academic institution email address for source and authentication purposes.

 

Please be advised: your program is not required to submit a new Part II to resolve this checklist item; the statement described above is preferred. If your program elects to resolve this requirement through submission of a corrected/updated Part II in lieu of the requested statement, the updated/corrected Part II form must be completed and submitted as required in the Verif of Comp (Part II) checklist item definition here.

  • Any Part II form which does not meet all standards outlined in the Verif of Comp (Part II) definition will be rejected for the purpose of completing this requirement.

 

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Verif of Comp-Correction Not Accepted

The APRN Department has received a correction to a Verification of Completion (Part II) form previously submitted on your behalf, however, additional information is required because one of the following is true:

  • The corrective statement was not authored by/sent to the APRN Department directly by the program;
  • In lieu of submitting the requested corrective statement, the program provided a new Part II form which was not submitted in an acceptable manner as outlined in the Verif of Comp (Part II) checklist item definition;
  • The information provided in the corrective statement is inconsistent with other application supporting materials;
  • The statement does not provide the information required;
  • The corrective statement does not provide sufficient information (i.e. an incomplete response).

 

Please review the corresponding checklist item definition for additional guidance regarding what information the APRN Department requires and instructions for appropriate methods of submission.

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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).

 

The response provided for one or more of the required content areas in Question #8:

  • Was left incomplete or blank;
  • Is illegible;
  • Requires clarification, or;
  • Contains correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) on a hard copy form.

 

You must contact your program and request that the program director or designated program official (only if the program is permanently closed) 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.

 

NOTE: 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.

 

In order to match this documentation to your application, this submission must also include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information (i.e. full date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number).

 

The APRN Department cannot accept copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of the corrective statement to resolve this checklist item.

 

Applicants cannot correct information provided by the program on the Part II form. The corrective statement must be authored by the program director or designated program official who completed the form on your behalf.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the program via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov**

**Emailed Part II corrections must be sent directly to the APRN Department from the program from an official academic institution email address for source and authentication purposes.

 

Please be advised: your program is not required to submit a new Part II to resolve this checklist item; the statement described above is preferred. If your program elects to resolve this requirement through submission of a corrected/updated Part II in lieu of the requested statement, the updated/corrected Part II form must be completed and submitted as required in the Verif of Comp (Part II) checklist item definition here.

  • Any Part II form which does not meet all standards outlined in the Verif of Comp (Part II) definition will be rejected for the purpose of completing this requirement.

 

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.

 

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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 response related to the length of the didactic component in Question #6:

  • Was left incomplete or blank;
  • Is illegible;
  • Is inconsistent with information provided on other supporting documents;
  • Requires clarification, or;
  • Contains correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) on a hard copy form.

 

You must contact your program and request that the program director or designated program official (only if the program is permanently closed) 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.

  • In order to match this documentation to your application, this submission must also include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information (i.e. full date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number).

 

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

 

The APRN Department cannot accept copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of the corrective statement to resolve this checklist item.

 

Applicants cannot correct information provided by the program on the Part II form. The corrective statement must be authored by the program director or designated program official who completed the form on your behalf.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the program via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov**

**Emailed Part II corrections must be sent directly to the APRN Department from the program from an official academic institution email address for source and authentication purposes.

 

Please be advised: your program is not required to submit a new Part II to resolve this checklist item; the statement described above is preferred. If your program elects to resolve this requirement through submission of a corrected/updated Part II in lieu of the requested statement, the updated/corrected Part II form must be completed and submitted as required in the Verif of Comp (Part II) checklist item definition here.

  • Any Part II form which does not meet all standards outlined in the Verif of Comp (Part II) definition will be rejected for the purpose of completing this requirement.

 

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.

 

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Verif of Comp-Institution Name

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 name of the academic institution where you completed your advanced practice education program (see Question #3).

 

The response related to the program name in Question #3:

  • Was left incomplete or blank;
  • Is illegible;
  • Is inconsistent with information provided on other supporting documents;
  • Requires clarification, or;
  • Contains correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) on a hard copy form.

 

You must contact your program and request that the program director or designated program official (only if the program is permanently closed) submit a statement directly to the APRN Department clarifying the name of the academic institution where you completed your advanced practice education program.

  • In order to match this documentation to your application, this submission must also include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information (i.e. full date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number).

 

The APRN Department cannot accept copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of the corrective statement to resolve this checklist item.

 

Applicants cannot correct information provided by the program on the Part II form. The corrective statement must be authored by the program director or designated program official who completed the form on your behalf.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the program via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov**

**Emailed Part II corrections must be sent directly to the APRN Department from the program from an official academic institution email address for source and authentication purposes.

 

Please be advised: your program is not required to submit a new Part II to resolve this checklist item; the statement described above is preferred. If your program elects to resolve this requirement through submission of a corrected/updated Part II in lieu of the requested statement, the updated/corrected Part II form must be completed and submitted as required in the Verif of Comp (Part II) checklist item definition here.

Any Part II form which does not meet all standards outlined in the Verif of Comp (Part II) definition will be rejected for the purpose of completing this requirement.

 

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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 response to Question #1:

  • Was left incomplete;
  • Is illegible;
  • Indicates a name and/or spelling of your name which does not match your current legal name or any alternate names reported on your application or other supporting documentation;
  • Contains correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) on a hard copy form.

 

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

  • The APRN Department cannot accept copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of the corrective statement to resolve this checklist item.

 

Please review and follow the instructions outlined in the Verif of Comp (Part II) checklist item definition here for more information related to submission of an acceptable Part II form.

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Verif of Comp-Not Accepted

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

 

The Part II form received by the APRN Department cannot be accepted for resolution of one or more of the checklist items posted to your application. Common reasons a form may be deemed unacceptable include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The form was submitted via fax or other unacceptable method;
  • The form received is a photocopy, scanned copy, or other reproduction;
  • Significant portions of the form received are incomplete;
  • The form submitted was completed for a different role and/or population than the one you identified on your application;
  • The form submitted was completed by an educational program other than the one you identified on your application;
  • The form submitted was not completed/signed by an acceptable signatory as defined on the instructions of the form;
  • The form submitted does not include a valid signature;
    • Electronic forms may contain either a scanned signature or digital/electronic signature.
    • Postal mailed forms MUST only contain a “wet” original ink signature.
  • There is no signature date provided in the Affidavit section of the form submitted as required;
  • The hard copy form submitted via postal mail does not contain a school seal imprinted/embossed in the Affidavit section of the form as required on all postal mailed forms;
  • The electronic form was submitted via email from an unapproved source;
    • For example, the form was submitted by:
      • A credentialer, certification organization, or other third party;
      • The applicant, or;
      • An email account which cannot be confirmed to be associated with the academic institution (such as from the program official’s personal email address).
  • The form submitted is intended to serve as a correction to a previous form but was incomplete and/or incorrectly submitted, and/or;
  • Any combination of the above-listed factors.

 

Because the previously submitted form cannot be accepted for one or more of the reasons above, you must have the program director or designated program official (only if the program is permanently closed) complete a new Part II form on your behalf in its entirety and submit the updated form to the Board via a submission method as detailed in the Verif of Comp (Part II) checklist item definition here

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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 response related to the population focus area in Question #2:

  • Was left incomplete or blank;
  • Is illegible;
  • Indicates more than one population focus;
  • Is inconsistent with information provided on other supporting documents;
  • Requires clarification, or;
  • Contains correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) on a hard copy form.

 

You must contact your program and request that the program director or designated program official (only if the program is permanently closed) submit a statement directly to the APRN Department clarifying the population focus area in which you were educated.

  • In order to match this documentation to your application, this submission must also include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information (i.e. full date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number).

 

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.

 

The APRN Department cannot accept copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of the corrective statement to resolve this checklist item.

 

Applicants cannot correct information provided by the program on the Part II form. The corrective statement must be authored by the program director or designated program official who completed the form on your behalf.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the program via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov**

**Emailed Part II corrections must be sent directly to the APRN Department from the program from an official academic institution email address for source and authentication purposes.

 

Please be advised: your program is not required to submit a new Part II to resolve this checklist item; the statement described above is preferred. If your program elects to resolve this requirement through submission of a corrected/updated Part II in lieu of the requested statement, the updated/corrected Part II form must be completed and submitted as required in the Verif of Comp (Part II) checklist item definition here.

  • Any Part II form which does not meet all standards outlined in the Verif of Comp (Part II) definition will be rejected for the purpose of completing this requirement.

 

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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 response related to the program location in Question #3:

  • Was left incomplete or blank;
  • Is illegible;
  • Indicates more than one city and/or state;
  • Is inconsistent with information provided on other supporting documents;
  • Requires clarification, or;
  • Contains correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) on a hard copy form.

 

You must contact your program and request that the program director or designated program official (only if the program is permanently closed) submit a statement directly to the APRN Department clarifying the single, specific location of the institution (city, state) where you completed your advanced practice education program.

  • In order to match this documentation to your application, this submission must also include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information (i.e. full date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number).

 

The APRN Department cannot accept copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of the corrective statement to resolve this checklist item.

 

Applicants cannot correct information provided by the program on the Part II form. The corrective statement must be authored by the program director or designated program official who completed the form on your behalf.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the program via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov**

**Emailed Part II corrections must be sent directly to the APRN Department from the program from an official academic institution email address for source and authentication purposes.

 

Please be advised: your program is not required to submit a new Part II to resolve this checklist item; the statement described above is preferred. If your program elects to resolve this requirement through submission of a corrected/updated Part II in lieu of the requested statement, the updated/corrected Part II form must be completed and submitted as required in the Verif of Comp (Part II) checklist item definition here.

Any Part II form which does not meet all standards outlined in the Verif of Comp (Part II) definition will be rejected for the purpose of completing this requirement.

 

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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 response to Question #4:

  • Was left incomplete or blank;
  • Is illegible;
  • Indicates more than program type;
  • Is inconsistent with information provided on other supporting documents;
  • Requires clarification, or;
  • Contains correction fluid (i.e. whiteout) on a hard copy form.

 

You must contact your program and request that the program director or designated program official (only if the program is permanently closed) submit a statement directly to the APRN Department clarifying the type of program you completed for your advanced practice education for the specific role and population focus area listed in Question #2 from the options below:

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

 

*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.

 

In order to match this documentation to your application, this submission must also include the applicant’s full name and at least one other piece of identifying information (i.e. full date of birth, the last four digits of your social security number).

 

The APRN Department cannot accept copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of the corrective statement to resolve this checklist item.

 

Applicants cannot correct information provided by the program on the Part II form. The corrective statement must be authored by the program director or designated program official who completed the form on your behalf.

 

This information must be submitted directly to the APRN Department by the program via:

           Email: aprn@bon.texas.gov**

**Emailed Part II corrections must be sent directly to the APRN Department from the program from an official academic institution email address for source and authentication purposes.

 

Please be advised: your program is not required to submit a new Part II to resolve this checklist item; the statement described above is preferred. If your program elects to resolve this requirement through submission of a corrected/updated Part II in lieu of the requested statement, the updated/corrected Part II form must be completed and submitted as required in the Verif of Comp (Part II) checklist item definition here.

  • Any Part II form which does not meet all standards outlined in the Verif of Comp (Part II) definition will be rejected for the purpose of completing this requirement.

 

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.

 

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Verif of Comp (Part II)

The Verification of Completion (Part II) provides your education information in the role and population focus area for which you are applying.

  • A correctly completed Part II form submitted through an acceptable method is required of all applicants regardless of their APRN application type (initial/endorsement/add population focus area), how long ago they completed their educational program, or their experience and/or licensure in other states as an APRN.
  • The APRN Department cannot accept copies of a degree, registrar enrollment verification letters, forms utilized by certification organizations or other state licensing boards in lieu of this form to resolve this checklist item.
  • Please ensure the document complies with all instructions outlined on the form.
  • For CRNAs who completed a program which has permanently closed, please review and follow the instructions outlined in the Verification of Completion – Closed CRNA Program definition (here) for more information related to submission of an acceptable Part II form.


The APRN Department will accept hard copy completed Part II forms by postal mail or electronic Part II forms via email with certain conditions.

  • Only one submission required; please do not submit multiple copies via both routes.

 

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

 

All hard copy Part II forms must be submitted by postal mail to:

           Texas Board of Nursing, ATTN: APRN Department
           1801 Congress Avenue, Suite 10-200
           Austin,Texas 78701

 

The hard copy completed form:

  • Cannot contain whiteout;
  • Must contain an original “wet” signature of the program director;
  • 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.

 

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

 

The APRN Department will accept Part II forms via email only if they if they arrive to the APRN Department (aprn@bon.texas.govdirectly from the program from an official academic institution email address.

  • The APRN Department will reject electronically submitted Part II forms that cannot be authenticated due to completion by or submission from an unverified source (such as a personal email account).

 

For Part II forms submitted electronically, the APRN Department will waive the requirement that the Affidavit Section of Part II forms contain:

  • An original, hand written (i.e. “wet”) Program Director signature.
    • PLEASE NOTE: a signature is still required, however, for Part II forms correctly submitted via email, an electronic signature (“e-signature”), the program official’s signature stamp, or scanned signature is acceptable.
  • A school seal imprinted/embossed in the Affidavit Section of the form.

 

Please be advised that the waiver of a school seal and original handwritten (i.e. wet) Program Director signature in the Affidavit section of Part II forms applies exclusively to emailed submissions.

  • All Part II forms submitted by postal mail must meet all standards for hard copy submission outlined above and described in the instructions of the form.

 

Regardless of the method of submission

  • The Part II form must be completed/signed/submitted on or after the program completion date identified on the form (see Question #5).
  • The Part II must be completed and signed by the current program director or designated program official.
  • The Part II must be completed in its entirety.
  • The Part II must provide information related specifically and exclusively to your education in the role and population focus for which you are applying.
  • Incomplete Part II submissions will be rejected by the APRN Department.
  • The APRN Department will reject copies of Part II forms submitted by applicants.

 

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.

 

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