Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
County Supply and Distribution Tables
An advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) may hold multiple license types, and therefore be included in more than one of the specific license type tables. The APRN tables below contain the total number of licensees for that year; however, duplicate records (for example a person who is included in the Nurse Practitioner and the Clinical Nurse Specialist table) have been removed, so each licensee is counted only once. This unduplicated count best represents the total number of APRNs actively practicing in Texas, without regard for license type. Please direct "scope of practice" inquiries to the Texas Board of Nursing.
The parenthetical numbers on this page represent the number of APRNs licensed and practicing in Texas for whom geographic data were available. Inactive or retired licensed professionals were excluded. APRNs were classified as active if the BON licensure renewal file indicated that their license status was “Current,” “Current (Notified for Renewal),” or “Current (Processing Renewal).” Nurses with active licenses may or may not be employed in nursing. APRNs were classified as working in nursing if they indicated that their employment status was “Employed in Nursing Full Time” or “Employed in Nursing Part Time.” APRNs were classified as working in Texas if they indicated that their primary practice state (or mailing address state if practice address was not available) was Texas. Some APRNs certified in Texas may not hold a Texas RN license and thus geographic data were not available for these nurses. Beginning with 2014 data, counts of such nurses are provided in the last row of the linked supply table.
Data from years prior to 2007 may be available. Please contact TCNWS for more information.
Licensing Board and Data Source
Board of Nursing (BON) - The BON adopts rules to regulate persons wishing to practice as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in Texas.
Information regarding the education requirements, licensure requirements, and responsibilities of Registered Nurses and APRNs can be found on the website of the Board of Nursing.
*The 2015 supply table was updated May 2023.