What are the new continuing education requirements for APRNs in Texas, and how do they impact a CRNA?

Effective January 1, 2014, APRN licensure renewals are subject to the new requirements from the BON. 

While the continuing education requirements for NBCRNA certification exceed the 20 CEs required for APRN licensure in Texas, they do not meet the targeted CE required by the Texas Board of Nursing.  Those targeted CEs include:

a) Juris Prudence/Ethics:  2 CEs by the end of every third licensure cycle

b) Geriatrics:  2 CEs every 2 year licensure cycle; and

c) For CRNAs who also have prescriptive authority:  5 CEs in pharmacotherapeutics plus an additional 3 CEs regarding controlled substances.

Useful Links:
Board Rule 216.3 Requirements
Board Rule 216.4 Criteria for Acceptable Continuing Education Activity
Board Rule 216.5 Additional Criteria for Specific Continuing Education Programs
Board Rule 216.6 Activities That Are Not Acceptable as Continuing Education