Providing educational opportunities for TNP members and NPs throughout Texas is an important part of TNP's mission. In addition to our annual Primary Care and Pharmacology Conference and our annual Fall Conference, TNP provides additional opportunities throughout the year. Please check the calendar events for the most up-to-date listing.
29th Annual TNP Fall Conference
Registration for TNP's Fall Conference on September 7-10, 2017 at the Hilton in downtown Austin is now open. Prior to registering be sure to view the conference brochure. Be sure to register prior to July 31, 2017 to receive the early registration discounts.
Interact with over 800 NPs at TNP's Annual Fall Conference. For more information, please click here.
TNP Online CE Center
For more information about TNP's Online CE Center, please click here. If you would like a step-by-step guide to register to use the online CE Center, please click here.
Advanced Practice Education Associates (APEA)
Members of TNP enjoy an exclusive value from APEA! For 20 years, APEA has provided certification review and preparation resources and continuing education. To receive discounts on APEA’s online review courses, audio review courses accessible through APEA’s APP, review courses delivered on MP3 players and other select APEA products, click here. (Please note - TNP membership login is required to access this discount).
Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc.(FHEA)
TNP members are eligible for a 15% discount when you enroll in Fitzgerald Health Education courses including certification review courses. If you would like to view classes and/or take advantage of this promotional price, please go to the member's only page to be directed to FHEA's website.
CE Requirements for the Texas Board of Nursing
20 hours of Continuing Education is required ever two years for relicensure. For additional information, please go to the Texas Board of Nursing.
Controlled Substances CE
Required for APRNs with prescriptive authority who order/prescribe controlled substances for every licensure cycle after January 1, 2015. Those who renew this year do not need this CE. A total of three hours is required. So for example, if an APRN with prescriptive authority and a practice that includes ordering and prescribing controlled substances renews his/her license in November 2015, the CE will be required for the first time in the renewal cycle beginning December 1, 2015 and ending November 30, 2017. If the licensure cycle began prior to 1/1/2015, the APRN will not need to show these hours.
Required for APRNs who practice in gerontology, whose practice includes care of elders, or whose practice could reasonably be expected to include care of elders. This is a two hour requirement and will be required in every licensure cycle after January 1, 2014. So for example, an FNP who renews in October 2014 will not have to show the gerontology hours until after that renewal. The period during which the gerontology hours must be completed would begin on November 1, 2014 and end on October 31, 2016.
This is required for all nurses, including APRNs. This is a two hour combined requirement (it does not have to be divided one hour of each) that will be required in every third licensure cycle beginning January 1, 2014. So if the APRN renewed in April 2014, the requirement must be fulfilled between May 1, 2014 and April 30, 2020 and every third licensure cycle from the date the APRN completes the course.
The gero and jurisprudence/ethics CE requirements are completed as part of the 20 contact hours every two years for relicensure. Jurisprudence/ethics must be approved for nursing CE, not CME. Gero and the controlled substances CEs can be either continuing nursing education or CME category 1.
For additional information you can find FAQs in the July issue of the Board of Nursing Bulletin https://www.bon.texas.gov/about_newsletters.asp. The FAQs begin on page 4/16 on the pdf page counter.