Post a summary of findings in Texas based on the questions listed below. Explain the types of regulations that exist and the barriers that may impact nurse practitioner independent practice in your state. Be specific. Also, describe what surprised you from your research.

Review practice agreements in Texas

  • Identify whether Texas requires physician collaboration or supervision for nurse practitioners and, if so, what those requirements are.
  • Research the following:
    • How do you get certified and licensed in Texas?
    • What is the application process for certification in Texas?
    • What is the primary nurse licensure office resource website in Texas?
    • How does Texas define the scope of practice of a nurse practitioner?
    • What is included in the Texas practice agreement?
    • How do you get a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license?
    • How does Texas describe a nurse practitioner’s controlled-substance prescriptive authority and what nurse practitioner drug schedules are nurse practitioners authorized to prescribe?
    • In what legislative and advocacy activities are Texas nurse practitioner organization(s) involved?
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