Renewal of RN License

  1. I became an RN in Texas in August, 2011. I moved overseas last year and have never worked as RN in States. My license expires in Sept, 2013 and I was wondering about continuing educations requirement. How many hrs of cont Ed do I have to complete to maintain my license? What other requirements to keep my license active and current? Any info is highly appreciated. Thanks,
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  3. by   not.done.yet
    If you go to the BON website all of that information is readily listed and easy to find. It is also much more reliable than asking a board of strangers from around the globe who may or may not have your best interests at heart. Never get information from a secondary source when it comes to your license. Do your own research.
  4. by   turnforthenurse
    Texas requires 20 contact hours. Continuing Competency: Lifelong Learning

    You do not have to submit proof unless you are selected for audit, which is why you need to meet your CNE requirements. Failure to comply will result in a fine.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    If this is your very first renewal, you do not need to complete any CEUs.
  6. by   sneed1o1
    Quote from TheCommuter
    If this is your very first renewal, you do not need to complete any CEUs.
    I was looking on the Texas BON website for this as many people have mentioned. It states:

    "A nurse newly licensed in Texas either by examination or endorsement from another state is exempt from the continuing nursing education requirement for the first licensure renewal period.14...

    A nurse's initial license may be valid for a period ranging from six (6) to 29 months, depending on the nurse's birth date. Following the first license renewal, the nurse must meet continuing competency requirements for all following licensure renewal periods."
    Last edit by sneed1o1 on Apr 13, '16 : Reason: Update