Texas Board of Nursing
Nurse Examination Application


Guidelines & Eligibility

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

  • Applicants must have a valid US Social Security Number.
  • Applicants must meet educational requirements outlined in the Board Rules. (See the Eligibility Page for more information.)
  • Applicants must not have any eligibility issues. (See the Eligibility Page for more information.)
  • 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.)
  • This must be your first application for licensure by examination in Texas for the applied licensure type.
  • Applicants are requested to provide their corresponding basic nursing education school code. Please see the Eligibility Page for the appropriate code.
  • The application will request information from your Texas Driver License or Texas Identification Card. Please have this card handy, if applicable.

Examination candidates, who are not able to use this online application, may download an Application for Licensure by Examination 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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