board of nursing
board of nursing
board of nursing – Texas
- We now have a secure nurse portal where an applicant or licensee can submit several types of applications. Renewal, name changes, password changes, address changes, email changes, license by endorsement, licensure by examination, multistate conversion, and employment information will all require access to the nurse portal.
- Please keep in mind that you must have a valid email address that you can access and receive emails at. When prompted, provide your full email address, which will serve as your username for the account, along with a password you create. All correspondence from the Nurse Portal, as well as any up-to-date board information, will be forwarded to the email address on record for you.
- Since its inception in 1909 by the Texas Legislature to oversee the safe practice of nursing, the BON has been serving the public for more than a century. The Board protects the public from unsafe nursing practices, approves more than 200 nursing education programs, issues licenses to more than 27,000 nurses per year by examination to new graduates and endorsement to licensees from other states seeking a Texas license, and provides nursing practice and education guidance to more than 350,000 currently licensed nurses in Texas. We value your input as we work to safeguard and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that everyone who holds a driver’s license complies with the law.
Texas board of nursing – Responsibilities
- Licensing: The BON offers licenses to graduates of authorized nursing education programs who want to be licensed by exam, as well as nurses who are licensed in other states but want to work in Texas. All nurses must renew their licenses every two years with proof of needed continuing nursing education. The BON allows qualified registered nurses, such as nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse midwives, to practice as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).
- Approval of Nursing Schools: The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) approves nursing schools that prepare nurses for their first year of practice.
- The BON implements the Nursing Practice Act and Rules and Regulations by establishing minimum standards for nursing practice and nursing education, as well as investigating and adjudicating complaints against nurses.
- The BON gives customers a variety of information, including verbal, writing, and electronic information. The Nursing Practice Act, BON Rules and Guidelines, BON Position Statements, the agency’s physical address, disciplinary, and licensure information are all available on the BON’s website. The BON’s publications and the Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin (Newsletters) are available for a small fee upon request.