Remote Nurse Practitioner Jobs Texas

Find work opportunities and resources for remote nurse practitioners in Texas.

How To Become a Remote Nurse Practitioner in Texas

The first step to becoming a remote nurse practitioner in Texas is to have a valid license as a registered nurse, which means completing the procedure outlined by the Texas Board of Nursing. Once prospective remote nurse practitioners in Texas meet the preliminary requirements, including RN licensures, you need to pursue the following:

  • Education: An advanced practice nursing educational program accredited by an organization recognized by the Board of Nursing and that complies with its requirements.
  • Experience: Completion of 400 hours of practice and 20 contact hours of continuing nursing education in your advanced practice role and population focus area within the last 24 calendar months.
    • Unless you have completed your advanced practice nursing educational program within the last 24 calendar months.
  • Certification: National certification in the role and population focus area congruent with your advanced practice nursing educational preparation.
  • Fee: Texas’s required fee is $100 for APRN licensure only. If you are requesting APRN licensure with prescriptive authority, the required fee is $150.

Fieldwork, degrees, fees, and examinations may vary depending on the selected specialization such as family nurse practitioner (FNP), psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), pediatric nurse practitioner, or another role as noted by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Requirements for Remote Nurse Practitioners in Texas

Once you earn your nurse practitioner license, you can decide which type of full-time nurse practitioner work suits you best whether you live in Austin, Dallas, Houston, or anywhere else in the state.

If you want to become a remote nurse practitioner (also referred to as a telemedicine nurse practitioner) or work-at-home nurse practitioner, there are plenty of full-time and part-time remote work opportunities available in Texas.

Here’s what you should know before applying:

  • Work-from-home nurse practitioner or remote nurse practitioner: These licensed nurse practitioners can live outside the area of the healthcare provider’s institution in which they work. There may be some on-site work at a medical center, but you will mostly telecommute.
  • Additional training: The standard of patient care in telehealth is the same as in-person care, and there is no state-mandated training specific to virtual care. However, telemedicine companies often provide training to educate clinicians on how to use relevant technology and platforms, as well as best practices for good webside manner.
  • Necessary documentation: When applying for remote jobs, be sure to update your resume and provide appropriate documentation showing your education and credentials.

Telehealth companies often post open positions on job posting sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn, so this is a great place to start looking for virtual care opportunities. Wheel matches clinicians with virtual care opportunities and has a variety of positions available for NPs in Texas.

Texas Nurse Practitioner FAQs

Can a nurse practitioner have their own practice in Texas?

An NP in Texas can run their own clinic. However, the Texas State Legislature mandates that they must have in place a written collaborative agreement with a supervising physician. The physician and NP review this agreement annually, and it dictates which drugs and devices the NP can prescribe.

In what states can NPs practice independently? Is Texas one of them?

Only full-practice-authority states give NPs permission to practice independently. Texas is a restricted-practice-authority state, meaning that NPs cannot practice without following a jointly-developed written agreement with a Texas physician. In a provider network, the Texas state legislature recognizes NPs as primary care providers.

How to become a nurse practitioner in Texas?

The Texas Board of Nursing requires that NPs hold an advanced nursing degree from an accredited program and complete 400 practice hours, along with 20 contact hours of ongoing nursing education every 24 months. National certification in a specific population focus is mandatory, and several fees apply for the initial application and prescriptive authority. More information is available further up the page, and in our interview with an NP who switched to remote care.

Are there remote nurse practitioner jobs in Texas?

Texas NPs can carry out many healthcare duties on a remote basis. However, some employers dictate a minimum number of on-site hours every week, so an occasional commute may still be necessary. Wheel's remote NP job openings offer applicants the opportunity to work from home and manage their consultation schedules with greater flexibility.

Are there part-time NP remote jobs in Texas?

Texas health care providers have remote, part-time NP roles available. Consultations must take place within the facility's regular operating hours.

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