Obtaining Your Texas Nursing License

TEXAS BOARD OF NURSING

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333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX  78701
Phn:  512-305-7400 Fx:   512-305-7401

www.bon.state.tx.us

COMPACT STATE

LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT

Processing Fees 

 

Temp License Processing

Application

$186.00

Within 15 business days upon receipt of all required docs – valid for 120 days Temp license issued on Tuesdays and Thursday (must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions)

Temp License

Fee included

Fingerprinting

$41.45

Documents Needed

Temp

Perm

Completed application

Yes

Yes

Verification of ALL licenses held, current or expired

No

Yes

Completed fingerprint card

No

Yes

Must pass TX Nursing Jurisprudence Examination

No

Yes

May apply online
https://www.bon.state.tx.us/olv/endorsement.html                            

TX Jurisprudence Exam
www.bon.texas.gov/olv/je.html

Fingerprinting registration
http://www.identogo.com or 1-888-467-2080

*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license.  Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.

LICENSE RENEWAL

Processing Fees

 

Renewal License Processing

Timely renewal

$60.00

*2 business days (online renewal)

Late renewal – 1-90 days   

$120.00

*Approx 2 weeks

Delinquent – over 90 days  

$180.00

*Approx 2 weeks

Additional Info

Delinquent renewals:  Must provide 20 hours of board approved CEUs

Online Renewal
https://www.bon.state.tx.us/licensure_renewal.asp

Verify a permanent TX license
https://www.bon.state.tx.us/forms/rninq.asp

Verify a temporary TX license
https://www.bon.state.tx.us/forms/tlinq.asp

NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address