Texas CE Requirements

As a nurse in the state of Texas, you are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education for license renewal. As part of this requirement, you are now required to complete at least two contact hours in nursing jurisprudence and ethics for every third licensure renewal. Approved courses to meet this requirement can be found here.
 
In addition, if you work in an emergency room setting, you have a one-time requirement of two contact hours related to forensic evidence collection. If you work with older adults, there is a requirement of two contact hours related to geriatric care. Lastly, nurses who treat patients with tick-borne diseases are encouraged to participate in continuing education related to treatment of tick-borne disease.  
 
Listed below are several CE offerings from Lippincott’s nursing journals to help you meet these requirements:

CE CSI: New @ York: Development of Forensic Evidence Collection Guidelines for the Emergency Department
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly

CE Assessments and Best Practices in Care of Older Adults
AJN, American Journal of Nursing

CE Elder Abuse: Speak Out for Justice 
Journal of Christian Nursing

CE Hidden Dangers: Non-Lyme Tick-Borne Diseases
Nursing2014

To complete your total contact hour requirement, we invite you to take advantage of NursingCenter’s CESaver Collection, a robust online nursing continuing education resource for nationally recognized contact hours – for one low fee. This special CESaver Collection, which allows you to take as many continuing education courses in the collection as you want, is available for only $39.95 a year or $59.95 for two years. With exclusive content from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins award-winning, peer-reviewed nursing journals, you will find current, authoritative, evidence-based resources to help you in your practice and meet your license renewal requirement.
 
If you are an APRN with prescriptive authority, here are CE activities to help you meet your required five contact hours in pharmacotherapeutics. If you are an APRN with prescriptive authority who prescribes controlled substances, here are CE activities to help you meet your required additional three contact hours related to prescribing controlled substances
 
For more information, please review the Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin (April, 2014) from the Texas Board of Nursing.
 

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