Texas Board of Nursing
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Application


Guidelines & Eligibility

In order to apply online for initial recognition as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (optional Prescriptive Authority) you must provide the following information and/or meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must have a current, valid Texas RN license (temporary or permanent) or a current privilege to practice in Texas using a Compact License. The license number will be required to complete the application. (See the Eligibility Page for more information).
  • Applicants must have completed an accredited advanced practice nursing educational program.
  • Applicants must hold national certification in the advanced role and specialty for which they are applying. The expiration date of the national certification is needed to complete the application. If it is less than six months since completing the APRN program, the applicant will be required to submit proof of registration for the appropriate national certification examination.
  • For approved titles, questions and answers review the Eligibility Page.
  • Applicants must have a valid US Social Security Number.
  • Applicants must not have any eligibility issues. (See the Eligibility Page for more information.)
  • Only those applicants for authorization to practice as advanced practice registered nurse who are requesting authorization to practice using the titles listed in Rule 221.2(a) may submit their applications on line. Those applicants requesting authorization to practice using exempt titles as listed in Rule 221.7(e) must download an application from our web site. For additional information regarding titles, please visit the Eligibility Page.

Applicants who are not eligible to use this online application may download an Application from our website (http://www.bon.texas.gov/).

Please note: All online fees are non-refundable.

For technical assistance with this application, please call 1-877-452-9060 or send an email to Texas.gov Help.

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