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Essential Guide to Practice for Texas Nurse Practitioners

Everything you need to know about rules and regulations pertaining to Nurse Practitioners in Texas, conveniently located all in one place, this essential guide provides important information for new and experienced Nurse Practitioners in Texas, as well as employers of NPs in Texas. Contents include Texas NP Licensure, The Laws, Rules and Agencies Governing NPs in Texas, The Foundations of Practice, Prescriptive Authority, Practice Issues for NPs, The Board of Nursing Disciplinary Process and Alternatives and Liability. Published December 2019.

This resource is now available in the following convenient formats:


On the App Store download the free TexasNP app and purchase your Apple friendly version for $79.99. Please note this purchase is non-refundable. 


The Android version is currently available on your device by clicking here for $79.99. The publication will be available in the future On the Google Play Store as well; however, Google is working on some technical issues at the moment. Please note this purchase is non-refundable. 


Go to and search for TexasNP and purchase an e-book of this resource for $79.99 or click here for a direct link to the publication. Please note this purchase is not-refundable.


Sample Prescriptive Authority Agreement

Updated in 2019 - TNP is pleased to provide a fillable pdf template that can be used as a Prescriptive Authority Agreement (PAA). This PAA is between the physician and the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) listed on the agreement and should be reviewed, dated and signed by all parties to the Agreement at least annually. The price for a downloadable agreement is $25 for TNP members and $40 for non-members. After purchase, please download the document as the link will expire.

Purchase your copy today.If you are a member of TNP - be sure to sign in before purchasing to receive the TNP member discount. 


SampleFacility Based Protocol

A facility-based protocol is a written authorization whereby a physician delegates authority to an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) to initiate medical aspects of patient care, including delegation of the act of prescribing or ordering a drug or device at a facility-based practice. This resource includes a sample facility-based protocol as well as practice notes & examples. It is being offered as a fillable pdf. Last updated December 2019. Purchase your copy today!


Disclaimer: Texas Nurse Practitioners (TNP) provides this information with the express understanding that 1) no attorney-client relationship exists, 2) neither TNP nor its attorneys are engaged in providing legal advice and 3) that the information is of a general character. This is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. While every effort is made to ensure that content is complete, accurate and timely, TNP cannot guarantee the accuracy and totality of the information contained in this publication and assumes no legal responsibility for loss or damages resulting from the use of this content. You should not rely on this information when dealing with personal legal matters; rather legal advice from retained legal counsel should be sought. Any legal forms are only provided for the use of physicians in consultation with their attorneys.

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TNP is the voice of Texas Nurse Practitioners dedicated to improving patient access to quality health care.