Texas is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) State!
License by Endorsement
|Timely||$65||2 Business Days|
|Late Fee (1-90 Days)||$125||About 2 Weeks|
|Delinquent – Over 90 Days||$185||About 2 Weeks|
Temporary License Processing
It takes approximately 15 business days to receive a temporary license in Texas after the State Board has received all necessary documents and the license will last for up to 120 days (must not have any prior convictions or disciplinary action to obtain).
Temporary licenses are only issued on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
|Completed Application – May Apply Online||Yes||Yes|
|Proof/Verification of All State Licenses Held (current or expired)||No||Yes|
|Must Pass Texas Jurisprudence Exam||No||Yes|
|Criminal Background Check||No||Yes|
Temporary licenses are only issued while other required documents are being processed. There are additional steps that must be completed to receive a permanent license.
Delinquent Renewals – Must provide 20 hours of board approved CEUs.
Check for proper mailing address when sending in applications as it may differ from the physical address provided.
Contact Information & Mailing Address
Texas State Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701