Please note: You may not renew more than two months in advance of your expiration date.
Online Renewal Option
The online renewal process is a fast and easy way to renew your license, update your address, and statistical information. Five (5) simple steps and you will be able to receive your license promptly and be able to verify your license online within two business days. To renew your license online you will need your license number and the last four digits of your social security number. Payment is made with a credit card or web check.
Nurses may renew online unless one of the following is true:
- The Nurse has defaulted on a Texas Guaranteed Student Loan.
- The Nurse has not met the mandatory CE requirements and/or has been selected for a CE audit. Proof of continuing education must be received in our office in order for the license to be released for renewal.
- The Nurse has been selected for a Criminal Background Check and process has not been completed.
- The Nurses' primary state of residence is a compact state other than Texas. For more information regarding the Compact, review the Nurse Licensure Compact - Multistate Nursing Regulation (MSR) page.
- The license number and/or last four digits of the Social Security Number entered do not match the information on the Boards files.
- The license is Delinquent or on Inactive Status
- *Have you, within the past 24 months or since your last renewal, for any
criminal offense, including those pending appeal:
A. been convicted of a misdemeanor?
B. been convicted of a felony?
C. pled nolo contendere, no contest, or guilty?
D. received deferred adjudication?
E. been placed on community supervision or court-ordered probation, whether or not adjudicated guilty?
F. been sentenced to serve jail or prison time? court-ordered confinement?
G. been granted pre-trial diversion?
H. been arrested or have any pending criminal charges?
I. been cited or charged with any violation of the law?
J. been subject of a court-martial; Article 15 violation; or received any form of military judgment/punishment/action?
(You may only exclude Class C misdemeanor traffic violations or offenses previously disclosed to the Texas Board of Nursing on an initial renewal licensure application.)
NOTE: Expunged and Sealed Offenses: While expunged or sealed offenses, arrests, tickets, or citations need not be disclosed, it is your responsibility to ensure the offense, arrest, ticket or citation has, in fact, been expunged or sealed. It is recommended that you submit a copy of the Court Order expunging or sealing the record in question to our office with your application. Failure to reveal an offense, arrest, ticket, or citation that is not in fact expunged or sealed may subject your license to a disciplinary order and fine. Non-disclosure of relevant offenses raises questions related to truthfulness and character. (See 22 TAC §213.27)
NOTE: Orders of Non-Disclosure: Pursuant to Tex. Gov’t Code § 552.142(b), if you have criminal matters that are the subject of an order of non-disclosure you are not required to reveal those criminal matters on this form. However, a criminal matter that is the subject of an order of non-disclosure may become a character and fitness issue. Pursuant to other sections of the Gov’t Code chapter 411, the Texas Nursing Board is entitled to access criminal history record information that is the subject of an order of non-disclosure. If the Board discovers a criminal matter that is the subject of an order of non-disclosure, even if you properly did not reveal that matter, the Board may require you to provide information about any conduct that raises issues of character.
- *Are you currently the target or subject of a grand jury or governmental agency investigation?
- Has any licensing authority refused to issue you a license or ever revoked, annulled, cancelled, accepted surrender of, suspended, placed on probation, refused to renew a license, certificate or multi-state privilege held by you now or previously, or ever fined, censured, reprimanded or otherwise disciplined you? (You may exclude disciplinary actions previously disclosed to the Texas Board of Nursing on an initial or renewal licensure application.)
- *Within the past five (5) years have you been diagnosed with, treated, or hospitalized for schizophrenia and/or psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder, paranoid personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or borderline personality disorder? (You may answer "No" if you have completed and/or are in compliance with TPAPN for mental illness OR you've previously disclosed to the Texas Board of Nursing and have remained compliant with your treatment regime and have had no further hospitalization since disclosure.)
- *In the past 5 years, have you been addicted or treated for the use of alcohol or any other drug? (You may answer "No" if you have completed and/or are in compliance with TPAPN.)
*Pursuant to the Occupations Code §301.207, information, including diagnosis and treatment, regarding an individual’s physical or mental condition, intemperate use of drugs or alcohol, or chemical dependency and information regarding an individual’s criminal history is confidential to the same extent that information collected as part of an investigation is confidential under the Occupations Code §301.466.
To renew your license online click this link, Online Renewal Application or go to: https://txapps.texas.gov/NASApp/bnexam/BNExamManager.
Click on the appropriate link below to view/print a timely (before the license expires) paper renewal form . Paper renewal processing time is two weeks. To avoid any late fees, renewals must be postmarked no later than the last day of the month in which your nursing license expires.
Delinquent Renewal- Late Renewals; past the expiration date.
Click on the appropriate link below to view/print a paper renewal form. Proof of continuing education is required to renew a Delinquent license.
Reactivation Forms - Renewal from Inactive or Retired Status.
Click on the appropriate link below to view/print a paper reactivation form. Proof of continuing education is required to renew a Inactive license.