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CRNAs are dedicated, highly educated professionals who safely and cost-effectively provide more than 34 million anesthetics each year. TxANA is intricately involved in ensuring safe and affordable access to anesthesia care services in Texas and monitors these issues both in legislative and regulatory environments. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) issues licenses to graduates of approved nursing education programs seeking licensure by exam and to nurses licensed in other states seeking Texas licensure by endorsement.

The BON requires all nurses to renew their licenses on a biennial basis with evidence of required continuing nursing education. The BON licenses qualified registered nurses to enter practice as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), including nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse midwives. All nurses with an active Texas license are required to demonstrate continuing competency for relicensure. More information on licensure and continuing education requirements can be found here

Learn more about legislative issues affecting nurse anesthetists.