Welcome to the Texas Board of Nursing

Application Forms - Endorsement

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


Applications and renewals will not be available

June 15, 2020

All Nurses & Applicants required to use the new online

Texas Nurse Portal​

Endorsement Applications

A Nurse may apply for a license by Endorsement for Texas by the Online Endorsement Application

Online Endorsement Application

You may use the online Endorsement Application if ALL of the following 3 things apply to you:

  • You have a U.S. Social Security Number and
  • You have no eligibility issues to disclose to the Board such as criminal or disciplinary history and
  • You will pay the $150.00 application fee by credit card or electronic check

Access the Online Endorsement Application Here

NOTE: On June 15 the Online Endorsement Application will support:

  • You do not have a U.S. Social Security Number and
  • You have eligibility issues to disclose to the Board such as criminal or disciplinary history

Verification Request Forms

You may use the appropriate form below to request a verification of licensure from an international jurisdiction or from a state that DOES NOT participate in electronic verifications via Nursys such as Alabama, California, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.  Alternatively, you may be able to request a verification by contacting these states directly such on their website.  When using one of these forms you must also include the correct payment and mail it to the appropriate licensing authority for completion.  Once completed it will be mailed from the licensing authority directly to the Texas Board of Nursing.  Allow up to 10 business days from our receipt of the verification for our system to be updated.

RN Verification Request Form

LVN Verification Request Form

Application Fee: $150

(See Fee Schedule for more information.)

Special Notice: Individuals who attended a nursing program outside of the United States must meet additional requirements for licensure. Please check our “Non Approved International School(s)” list to ensure that your nursing program is approved by the Board and that you are eligible to receive a license in Texas.