Texas NCLEX Registration and RN Licensure Information

Texas NCLEX Registration and RN Licensure Information

This article provides instructions for WGU students registering for the NCLEX-RN and applying for RN licensure in Texas. Begin these steps when you start the Role Transitions course.


You should apply for licensure and exam eligibility no less than two weeks before your anticipated graduation. Studies show that graduates who take the NCLEX exam shortly after graduation are more likely to pass on their first attempt.


Before Graduation Steps to Register for the NCLEX-RN by Examination in Texas


Review state requirements and application instructions

View online here



Apply online for the Texas RN license by examination via the Texas Board of Nursing


The name on your application must match your government-issued ID. You will not be permitted to test if your name does not match. If the name on your WGU degree is different from your ID, notify your Program Mentor and the WGU State Director of Nursing.

Application Type


Program Code

WGU’s Texas program code is US27505600

Graduation Date

Enter a date AFTER your projected graduation date. If your graduation is delayed beyond the date you entered, you will need to e-mail the webmaster to update the date.

School Location

Austin, Texas

Pay the application fee

Due upon submittal


Complete the Texas Department of Safety Fingerprint Background Check

WGU students will have already completed the background check

Verify completion of the background check here. If you cannot confirm your background check, contact your Program Mentor for further instructions. 


Register for NCLEX-RN via Pearson VUE


The name on your registration must match your ID. You will not be permitted to test if your name does not match.

School Code

WGU’s Texas school code is US27505600

School Location

Austin, Texas

Pay the exam fee

Due upon submittal of registration


Pass the Nursing Jurisprudence Exam

Register for the exam here

To prepare for the exam, view a copy of the Nursing Practice Act (NPA) and Board Rules and Regulations on the TX BON website. You can also take the online exam prep course.


Review NCLEX -RN preparation documents

The NCSBN provides exam preparation materials

Candidate bulletin, Eight Steps of the NCLEX, NCLEX Passing Standard, and Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT)


Complete the above steps prior to graduation. Once you have graduated, follow the steps below to schedule your exam and receive your RN license.


After Graduation Steps to Schedule the NCLEX-RN and Obtain Licensure in Texas


Submit Certificate of Completion

Submitted by WGU to the TX Board of Nursing (BON)

Once you have graduated, your Program Mentor will send notification to the WGU State Director of Nursing (SDON), who will then submit a Certificate of Completion to the TX BON


Receive Authorization to Test (ATT)

E-mailed to you from the TX BON

The TX BON will review your application materials once it has received the Certificate of Completion. The Jurisprudence exam must be passed. The TX BON will then e-mail you an ATT that will allow you to schedule your exam.


Schedule the NCLEX-RN

Using your ATT, schedule the exam

Your success rate is greater the sooner you take the exam after graduation


Receive Exam Results

You can find your exam results in your account on the TX BON website

If you did not pass, you will receive instructions to register for the exam again


Receive RN License

Once you have passed the NCLEX-RN exam, the TX BON will issue your RN license



Contact your Program Mentor with any questions about this process.



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