'The Excellence Conference'

2020

Providing Texas APRN's Required  BON CE

New Texas APRN Requirements

Here are the new requirements for the Texas APRN.  Sign up on our contact list and we'll email you a PDF checklist. 

  1. 20 hours every 2 years

  2. An additional 5 hours pharmacotherapeutics if you prescribe

  3.  If your patient population includes geriatric patients 2 hours of the 20 hours every 2 years geriatric care. *Note language used by the BON on this one has changed*

  4.  Ethics and Jurisprudence 2 hours every 6 years (or every 3rd licensing period)

  5.  If you prescribe controlled substances, an additional 2 hours of continuing education annually (meaning, 4 hours every licensing period) regarding safe and effective pain management related to the prescription of opioids and other controlled substances, including education regarding: • reasonable standards of care;   • the identification of drug-seeking behavior in patients; and   • effectively communicating with patients regarding the prescription of an opioid or other controlled substance (applicable to licensure renewals on or after January 1, 2021). 

  6.  If you prescribe controlled substances, an Additional 1 hour of continuing education annually (meaning, 2 hours every licensing period) covering: • best practices,   • alternative treatment options, and   • multi-modal approaches to pain management that may include physical therapy, psychotherapy, and other treatments before the end of every licensing period (only applicable to licensure  renewals that occur between September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2023). 

  7. Any APRN licensed prior to September 1, 2020, and authorized to receive information from the PMP must complete 2 hours of continuing education related to approved procedures of prescribing and monitoring controlled substances no later than September 1, 2021. Any APRN licensed after September 1, 2020, and authorized to receive information from the PMP must complete 2 hours of continuing education related to approved procedures of prescribing and monitoring controlled substances no later than 1 year after the APRN’s initial licensure date. 

  8. Tick-Bourne Disease Identification suggested -not mandatory and no requirement as to number of hours. 

  9. Human Trafficking requirement will become effective for renewals after Sept 1, 2020 Number of hours and approved courses haven’t been rolled out yet.

Dates for 2020:

Houston April 25 -26th

Dallas May 30th-June 1st

San Antonio August 7-9th

Austin October 17-18th

Sign up for our mailing list and get a free Texas Required APRN CE Checklist and get notified when dates are announced! 

We won't open registration until 2020. If you need/want to use 2019 CME money- shoot me an email and I'll help you do this. -Kim

giberga@sbcglobal.net

Helping APRN's meet their annual Continuing Education Requirements

This year's Excellence Conference will include: 

  • 1-hour Geriatrics

  • 1/2-hour Ethics and Jurisprudence

  • 2-hours regarding safe and effective pain management related to the prescription of opioids and other controlled substances 

  • 1-hour of continuing education annually covering best practices, alternative treatment options, and multi-modal approaches to pain management.

  • 1-hour PMP

  • 1-hour Tick-Bourne illness ID and treatment

Because the specific required hours have increased so much, you'll need to spend one day with us this year and one day next year to satisfy the basic requirements. You'll satisfy Requirements 3 - 8 on the left. We're also shooting for 3 pharm hours on Day1 alone. We'll keep you informed on this. The plan is to offer Tick-Bourne illness this year and switch that out with something else next year. Human Trafficking will supposedly be free through Texas HHSC -we'll keep an eye on this.  We'll still try to keep getting pharm hours for as much of the controlled substances courses and geriatrics as we can. We'll also try to keep the second day rotating and as relevant and as full as pharmacology hours as we can. 

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