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It is important to note that each state’s regulations governing APRN practice may differ, which can lead to confusion and inconsistencies for both APRNs and the public. These regulations are designed to protect the public and patients.
Texas’ requirements for APRN licensing renewal ensures that APRNs remain actively involved in their practice, and maintains skills and knowledge. The Texas APRN license renewal requirements include a requirement to maintain APRN competency by completing 400 hours of practice in the past two years.
Regulations governing the prescription authority of APRNs are designed to safeguard public safety. For example, the restrictions on prescription quantities for controlled substances listed in Schedule III to V and the consultation requirement for those children who are under 2 years old are measures that are taken to make sure these drugs are prescribed appropriately and safely.
In general, regulations governing APRNs are important to ensure these professionals provide safe and effective patient care. It is still important that APRNs are aware of the regulations, and keep up-to-date with updates or changes.