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. Roster are no longer accepted via fax or regular mail.
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. NOTE: Expect possible delays during the peak graduation seasons (May, August, and December).
The Service Code Form is no longer sent. Students will receive an email from Identogo including the service code and instructions on scheduling their appointment.
YES! The Service Code Form is no longer issued & 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.
As mentioned above, it could interfere with the BON receiving the transmission of CBC results. If this happens, the student may be asked to repeat the process.
Not necessarily. Remember, blue cards are sent to individuals whose CBC came back with no findings, 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 the initial outcome from the BON (blue card or an outcome letter). Not following this order could delay the processing.
The initial review can take up to 30 days. Correspondence will be sent by letter regarding the outcome of the initial review. Students who were asked for a D.O. and $150 fee must allow a minimum of 90 days for the Enforcement Department to send an outcome.
No. Blue cards are only mailed to individuals whose CBC was clear. An individual requested to submit a D.O. will receive an outcome letter.
Students will not need to pay a fee ONLY if the nature of their eligibility issue can be resolved during the initial review.....
Students will be asked for a DO & the $150 Enforcement review fee if the initial review finds that their eligibility issue requires an in-depth investigation with the Enforcement Department.
Their file will be transferred to the Enforcement Department within 10 business days of our office receiving the DO & $150 fee.
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.
Some students who previously submitted fingerprints to the BON may be required to complete a new fingerprint submission. This situation is due to the age of the initial fingerprint submission. Students in this situation will receive the email from Identogo with the fingerprint instructions.
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.
Applicants can submit an online application, and answer ‘no’, as long as they have already disclosed the incident(s) to the BON (on a previous application or DO). Any new incidents must be disclosed by submitting a new DO or on the NCLEX application itself.
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