Welcome to the Texas Board of Nursing

The Texas Board of Nursing will be launching the new completely online Texas Nurse Portal on June 15, 2020. In order to accomplish this task, the Texas BON will cease accepting paper licensure applications on May 29, 2020. Paper applications received before this cutoff date will be processed by June 5, 2020. The current Texas.gov online system will continue to allow citizens to apply for a new license and renew their license until June 4, 2020. At 6 p.m. June 4, 2020, the BON system will be taken down to allow the data transfer from the previous system to the new system. Due to the large amount of data being transferred and to allow for additional testing, the new system will not be up and running until Monday, June 15, 2020.

May 29, 2020

Last day we will accept any paper application.

June 4, 2020

(6:00 PM Thursday)

Last day an online application can be submitted before the system’s transition period.

June 5-14, 2020

SYSTEM TRANSITION PERIOD

Applications and renewals will not be available

June 15, 2020

All Nurses & Applicants required to use the new online

Texas Nurse Portal​


Application Forms - Six Month Limited Permits

 

LVN - VOCATIONAL NURSING

Six-month temporary permits are issued to nurses who have not been employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse during the past four years and are used for the purpose of completing a refresher program, extensive orientation, or a nursing program of study under the supervision of an RN Instructor. In order to renew or be issued a license, you must successfully complete ONE of the following:


(a) A refresher course, which is defined as an organized course for Vocational Nurses designed to update nursing knowledge, and which meets all content criteria as indicated on the attached form;


(b) An extensive orientation to the practice of vocational nursing which meets all content criteria as indicated on the attached form; or


(c) Academic nursing course(s), in an approved vocational nursing education program, which meets all the content criteria as indicated on the attached form.


The temporary permit will be valid for six-months from the date of issuance. The permit cannot be extended!


Please be sure that you are prepared to begin and complete the course, orientation, or nursing program of study within the required time limit.

 


RN - REGISTERED NURSING

Six-month temporary permits are issued to nurses who have not been employed as a Registered Nurse during the past four years and are used for the purpose of completing a refresher program, extensive orientation to the practice of nursing, or a nursing program of study under the supervision of an RN Instructor. In order to reactivate or be issued a license, you must successfully complete ONE of the following:


(a) A refresher course, which is defined as an organized course for Registered Nurses designed to update nursing knowledge, and which meets all content criteria as indicated on the attached form;


(b) An extensive orientation to the practice of Registered Nursing which meets all content criteria as indicated on the attached form; or


(c) Academic nursing course(s), in an approved Registered Nursing education program, which meets all the content criteria


APRN- ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSING

A six month temporary APRN permit may be issued for one of the following purposes:

(i) obtaining 400 hours of practice in the APRN’s role and population focus area under direct supervision, because the APRN has not completed 400 hours of practice in the APRN’s role and population focus area within the last 24 months;

(ii) completing a course in advanced assessment, advanced pathophysiology, or advanced pharmacotherapeutics to meet initial APRN licensure requirements; or

(iii) completing a refresher course/extensive orientation because the APRN has not practiced in the APRN’s role and population focus area within the last four years.

The six month temporary APRN permit will be valid for six months from the date of its issue. The permit time cannot be extended! Please be sure that you are prepared to begin and complete your supervised practice hours, refresher course/extensive orientation, or academic course within the time period allotted.