Eligibility

New Graduate Nurse from an Accredited Nursing School

By the cohort start date, the applicant must have successfully completed the NCLEX-RN exam and licensed as a Texas RN.

Out-of-state GN permits are NOT accepted

Frequently asked questions about Texas Board of Nurses licensing.
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Registered Nurse

RNs with less than 1 year of full-time RN experience (i.e., less than 2080 hours of RN experience) by start date are eligible. The applicant must have one of the following:

  • Texas RN license
  • Temporary Texas RN license
  • Compact RN license

Frequently asked questions about Texas Board of Nurses licensing.
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Returning Applicants

All returning applicants must have a Texas RN license and submit a new application to be considered for a subsequent cohort.

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