Welcome to the Texas Board of Nursing

Licensure Verification

For more useful information on What Nurse Employers Need to Know regarding background checks and verifications, view the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) Fact Sheet.

You can also use the NCSBN's (NURSYS) tool to QuickConfirm™ a license - The NCSBN licensure and disciplinary database is the repository of the data provided directly from the Texas Board of Nursing and is primary source equivalent.

Reminder – No More Paper Licenses Upon Renewal After September 1, 2008

The Board of Nursing (BON) has discontinued issuing wallet-sized paper licenses for nurses renewing their licenses beginning September 1, 2008. The BON will continue to issue paper license certificates for:

  • Graduate nurses who pass the NCLEX® exam and obtain their initial nurse license in Texas;
  • Nurses who hold licenses in other states and are obtaining a Texas nurse license for the first time; and
  • Nurses who receive full licensure as advanced practice registered nurses.