Want to work as a nurse in Texas? Whether you are looking to work as a travel nurse in Texas, or you are looking for a permanent nurse job in TX, we usually suggest the same process. First, apply for your temporary license, and once you receive this you can start working and can apply for your permanent nusing license. Texas is part of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). If you are currently licensed in another eNLC participating state, you are eligible to work in Texas without getting a Texas nursing license.
In order to get your temporary nursing license in the state of Texas, you will need to apply to the state board. Usually within 15 business days of submitting your application, if everything checks out, you will receive your temporary license. This TX temporary nursing license is valid for 120 days after the issue date, giving you plenty of time to complete the application process for your permanent license.
In order to get your permanent nursing license in the state of Texas, you will need to apply to the state board and pay a fee of $186. Once all your application requirements are met, and if everything checks out, you will usually receive your permanent Texas nursing license within 15 business days.
Want to get your Texas License for free? If you get placed by trustaff in a job in Texas, trustaff will reimburse your Texas Licensure cost in full!
trustaff is a premiere, award-winning Travel Nurse Agency that places nurses of all different specialties in top paying assignments across the country. With over 15 years of experience serving nurses and other healthcare professionals, trustaff is ready to find you your next assignment. Find your next assignment today!The licensure information above was provided by the Texas Board of Nursing in August of 2018; information is subject to change.