2. Pay the associated fees
You now qualify for a temporary license and will need to complete the remaining tasks before the temporary license expires in order to receive a permanent license.
3. Fingerprints & Complete Background Check
4. Wait 10 days after you have filed the endorsement application and then schedule to take the Texas Nursing Jurisprudence Exam (NJE).
While you wait, prepare for the exam. It’s recommended that you:
5. Verification of licensure from all states and countries in which the nurse has held a license.
Renewal of your license occurs every 2 years
-You may renew licenses online unless one of the following is true:
--You have defaulted on a Texas Guaranteed Student Loan (TGSL)
--You have not met the mandatory continuing nursing education (CNE) requirements and/or has been selected for a CNE Audit. Proof of continuing nursing education must be received in our office in order for the license to be released or renewed
--You have been selected for a Criminal Background Check (CBC) and the process has not yet been completed
-If you are a Texas resident follow the instructions:
For Applicants Residing in Texas
-If you are not a Texas resident follow the instructions:
For Applicants Residing Outside of Texas
-If you do not have a U.S. issued Social Security number, follow the instructions:
For Applicants Without a Social Security Number
--Pay the fee: $45.00
-Complete 20 required contact hours related to the area of expertise