The definition of an accepted or new nursing student will be up to each school of nursing to determine. You may submit any list of accepted or new students, even if they are on a waiting list or considered alternates.
An email is sent to the person designated on the roster.
The roster will be returned to the school which will delay processing.
Rosters should be emailed to Rosemary Riojas: Rosemary.Riojas@bon.texas.gov. If mailed or faxed, they should be to the attention of Rosemary Riojas
The BON makes every attempt to enter the rosters within ten (10) business days. We will send an email notification when the information has been entered. The school must wait for the emailed Fast Pass before advising the students to schedule their appointment.
It will be attached to the email sent to the designated contact once the roster has been entered.
YES! Providing the Service Code Form before receiving the confirmation email from the BON will delay processing and could interfere with the BON receiving the transmission of CBC results.
Most likely, MorphoTrust will not allow the student to make an appointment. However, should the student succeed in getting fingerprinted, it could interfere with the BON receiving the transmission of CBC results. If this happens, the student may be asked to repeat the process.
No. The Service Code Form is for the students to use when scheduling their fingerprint appointment. They are no longer required to take this form with them to their appointment. They should not mail this information to the Board.
Based on the information provided on the end of month report, you will see one of the following three scenarios listed: 1) CBC complete, 2) DO requested, or 3) DO complete.
The BON compiles the data the first business day of the subsequent month, and strives to email the reports no later than the third business day of the subsequent month. This allows for all activity for the preceding month to be included.
We can, but it will take some time to compile. The BON recommends having the designated staff member create a folder and save the end of month reports to a shared drive. This way your school should be able to access the information in the event that your staff changes
Not necessarily. Remember, blue cards are sent to individuals whose CBC was clear, but it is possible that the student did have criminal activity in the past and the jurisdiction has not reported the information to the TX DPS. In addition, the eligibility section of the D.O. has questions of a non-criminal nature. It is highly recommended that you have all of your potential students read the ENTIRE section of eligibility questions to determine if a D.O. would still need to be submitted.
The students may write the letter of explanation and start accumulating the necessary documentation. However, he/she should wait until receiving a letter from the BON to ensure that all incidents are addressed. Not following this order could delay the processing.
Within ten (10) business days of the BON receiving a completed Declaratory Order Petition, statement, and supporting documentation, staff will submit the documentation to the Director of Operations for the initial review (given that the CBC results have already been received by the Board). The initial review can take up to 30 days. The student will be sent correspondence regarding the outcome of the initial review and whether additional action is necessary on their part.
No. Blue cards are only mailed to individuals whose CBC was clear. An individual requested to submit a D.O. will receive an Operations outcome letter.
If the nature of the issue can be resolved within the delegated authority of the Operations Department, there will be no charge, and the Operations outcome letter will be mailed accordingly.....
Applicants need to make every attempt to obtain certified supporting documentation related to the incident(s) in question. The appropriate legal jurisdiction should be able to provide something on letterhead stating that no records are found, if that is indeed the case.
No. Receiving needless paperwork delays processing time all around. Students that are legally able to answer ‘no’ to all eligibility questions and have received a blue card, should not submit D.O.
Any student who has completed a DPS/FBI CBC after March 2006 will not have to do it again prior to his/her graduation.
The BON cannot require the students to provide the results of the criminal background checks to the schools. The BON suggests that you consult your school legal department and see if, by policy, you may require the student to provide the BON postcard to the school for school use. Since the Declaratory Order outcome is a public record, requesting a copy of the outcome letter should not be a problem.
The BON mails the original blue card to the address provided by the school on the New and Accepted Student Roster. One additional courtesy copy can be mailed to an address the student specifies. A request can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org The student should include his/her full name, date of birth, and last four digits of the SSN (if applicable), and confirm which address to mail the courtesy copy. Please make the subject line of the email: BLUE CARD COPY
Any additional blue cards, after the first two, would require a new roster from your nursing program.
Yes. So long as no new offenses have occurred, the approval would stand, even if the letter is outdated.
No. Having a previous review on file does not negate the need for honesty on the eligibility questions. Have your students complete the paper version of the application and include a statement that the information has been previously reviewed by the BON and, if applicable, that no new offenses have occurred. They may also submit a copy of the previous approval letter.
With the exception of expunged offenses, this situation is considered ‘non-disclosure’ and the file will be transferred to Enforcement
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