RNs are required to complete 20 contact hours every two years in their area of practice. CE content areas specified in the Texas nurse practice act include:
- Two contact hours related to forensic evidence collection for any RN practicing in an emergency room setting (one-time requirement)
- Two contact hours related to older adults and geriatric populations for RNs working with this population
- Content related to tick-borne diseases for RNs working with this population
- Two contact hours of continuing education relating to nursing jurisprudence and nursing ethics before the
end of every third two-year licensing period
Advanced Practice Nurses
In addition to the 20 contact hours of continuing education in the advanced practice role and population focus area or renewal of the certification as specified, an APRN who has Prescriptive Authority must also complete at least five additional contact hours in pharmacotherapeutics within the preceding two years.