Texas Board of Nursing
Nurse Endorsement Application


Guidelines & Eligibility

In order to apply for an initial Texas Nursing License by Endorsement Online you must provide the following information and/or meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must have a valid US Social Security Number.
  • Applicants must have written and passed one of the required U.S. examinations (See the Eligibility Page for more information).
  • Applicants must not have any eligibility issues (See the Eligibility Page for more information).
  • Applicants must have practiced in the level of nursing for the applied licensure type, within the last four years or have taken and passed the appropriate U.S. licensure examination for the applied licensure type within four years.
  • Applicants must not claim a Compact Primary State of Residence or Compact Home State, other than Texas, as defined by the Nursing Licensure Compact (See the Eligibility Page for more information).
  • The application will request information from your Texas Driver License or Texas Identification Card. Please have this card handy, if applicable.

Licensed Vocational Nurses and/or Registered Nurses, who are not able to use this online application, may download an Application for Licensure by Endorsement from our website (http://www.bon.texas.gov/).

Please note: All online fees are non-refundable.

For technical assistance with this application, please call 1-877-452-9060 or send an email to Texas.gov Help.

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