Friday, May 18, 2007

So you want to be a nurse in Texas

Texas issues nursing licenses by examination or endorsement, which means that a person is either a new graduate or a nurse that has a license in another state. The Board's website has a FAQ section that goes into detail about the various questions involving licensure.

I want to give a few helpful hints regarding licensure in Texas:

1. Don't lie to the Board because when they find out that you misrepresented facts to obtain a license, they will react very sternly. Falsification of facts on a license application can lead to a revocation of that license or if the license has not been issued, denial of licensure.
2. Read all questions carefully. Have a third party review your application to check for errors. There have been many nurses that have been accused of falsification of application information because they answered a question incorrectly. This usually occurs with the criminal, substance abuse or mental health questions.
3. Keep a copy of your licensure application just in case any future issues arise.
4. Give yourself plenty of time. Do not wait until the last minute to file paperwork because if there are any issues, your application will be delayed.

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