Applications for initial licensure - approx. $100
*You may choose one of 2 options in order to apply, however OPTION 1 is preferred.

Online Applications:
A) Click here to go to the online application. You may pay with credit or debit card.
B) Once your application is completed, you may want to print out your transaction receipt a keep it for future reference.

Hard copy Applications:
Download BON Application Form.
Read instructions carefully!!
Fill out by hand and mail along with a hard copy of your fingerprints with a Money Order or Cashier's Check payable to:
TX Board of Nurse Examiners.

The state of Texas does not require a 2 x 2 photograph to be sent in with your application. However, if you are applying out of state, your BON may require this. Geddies will still provide these free of charge if you need them. Please let the photographer know this during your sitting .

Texas Board of Nursing
Declaratory Order
Licensing FAQ

Compact States:
Nurse Licensure Compact
If you are seeking Compact licensure with another state, please contact your state board of nursing for primary state of residence requirements. For a list of state boards of nursing contact information, please click here.

Reminder: Application for Licensure and NCLEX registration are two seperate processes. Don't forget to Register for the NCLEX