Obtaining Your Texas Nursing License

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Texas is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state

Texas Board of Nursing

333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX  78701
TEL: 512-305-7400
FAX:  512-305-7401

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  
Application $186
Background check $41.45

Temp License Processing

Approximately within 15 business days upon receipt of all required docs - valid for 120 days.
Temp licenses issued only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions.

Documents Needed Temp Perm
Completed application – may apply online Yes Yes
Verification of ALL licenses held, current or expired No Yes
Must pass TX Nursing Jurisprudence Examination No Yes
Criminal background check No Yes
Fingerprinting registration: www.identogo.com or call 888-467-2080    

Apply online

TX Jurisprudence Exam
*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 $65 2 business days
Late – 1-90 days   $125  Approximately 2 weeks
Delinquent – over 90 days   $185  Approximately 2 weeks

Additional Info

Delinquent renewals – must provide 20 hours of board approved CEUs.

Online Renewal
Verify a Texas license

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