Welcome to the Texas Board of Nursing

Welcome First Time Texas Licensees!

First time Texas RN and LVN license holders, please click HERE for information about your new license, continuing competency requirements, compact privileges, as well as some other helpful tips.

First time APRN, please click HERE


In the State of Texas there are 3 distinct areas of Nursing Practice: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Registered Nurse (RN), and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) assumes a proactive leadership role in regulating nursing practice and nursing education. In support of the Board's purpose and responsibility, BON provides information on Nursing Practice including the Nursing Practice Act, BON Rules and Guidelines, BON Position Statements. Many topics of concern or confusion for LVNs, RNs, APRNs and those who work with licensed nurses in Texas are listed here.

License - Check My Expiration Date

Check my Expiration Date. Go here to verify a license online. Renewal Requirements are found here.


Change My Address and/or Name

It is important to keep your address current. The Texas Administrative Code 217.7 states that all nurses/applicants for licensure shall notify the board in writing within ten days of a change of name and or address by submitting a legal document reflecting this name change and/or providing the new address with his or her license number.

The Texas Board of Nursing will use the address of record for official notices it sends by mail. These notices often require a response from the licensee. The license may never get the notice. Nevertheless, failure to maintain an accurate address can lead to an adverse action against the nurse’s license including suspension or revocation by default.

Eligibility & Disciplinary Committee Meetings

See this information regarding the Eligibility & Disciplinary Committee Meetings.


This section of the site has links to the Texas Board of Nursing newsletters.

Continuing Nursing Education & Competency

The Board offers three different venues for Continued Nursing Education (CNE).

For more information on these and other topics, use the search field at the top right corner of the page. Should you have further questions or are in need of clarification, please feel free to contact the Board.