The Texas Board of Nursing is located in beautiful Austin, Texas. They handle licensing for the entire state. The board is responsible for all Texas nurses; registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse and advanced practice nurses. They have continuing education requirements that need to be met, as do most states.
Texas is one of the compact license states. This means if you are living in Texas and want to work in another participating state, it is very easy. Likewise, if you are a resident of another participating state, with a license, and would like to do a travel assignment in Texas, you can work on your home license.
You will find information on the compact nursing license on their website, if this pertains to you. They also offer online license verification and answer all questions quickly, which can really speed things along.
The website is very complete. There are online applications for license, renewal, endorsement, and examinations.
The nursing opportunities in Texas are as varied as the state is big. There are lots of different settings and many cities in Texas have frequent travel nursing assignments. It's not unheard of to be able to get multiple assignments at the same facility if you would like to stay longer than the first 13 week assignment.
Physical and Mailing Address:
Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, Texas 78701
Office Phone: (512) 305-7400
Fax: (512) 305-7401
Texas State Board of Nursing
The board serves a very large nursing population. They are efficient, but be sure to give them plenty of time to process all of your paperwork. If you are traveling on a compact license, you won't need to worry.
If you are interested in a Texas travel nursing job, see Texas travel nurse job for all of the great reasons travel nurses love Texas!
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Things to do in Texas
Widely associated with cowboys, BBQ, rodeos and ranching, Texas is so much more. If you would like a slower pace and some fresh air, try the Panhandle or the west for some wonderful Texas adventures.
If the big city is more your style, well Dallas and Houston will serve up what ever you may need. Houston and Dallas are consistently ranked as one of the most populated cities in the nation and have tons going on.
Great nightlife, art, restaurants, shopping and cultural outlets. They will keep you busy both day and night.
Beaches, nightlife and a star studded sky all await you in the great state of Texas. You may never want to leave.