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.

 

 

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

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.

  1. Review state requirements and application instructions: Texas Licensure - Examination Information (opens new window).
  2. Apply online for the Texas RN license by examination via the Texas Board of Nursing (opens new window):
    1. Name: 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.
    2. Application Type: RN by NCLEX-RN Exam
    3. Program Code: WGU’s Texas program code is US27505600
    4. Graduation Date: Enter a date AFTER your projected graduation date. If your graduation is delayed beyond the date you entered, you will need to email the webmaster to update the date.
    5. School Location: Austin, Texas
    6. Pay the application fee: Due upon submittal
  3. Complete the Texas Department of Safety Fingerprint Background Check: WGU students will have already completed the background check. Verify completion of the background check at Texas Board of Nursing - Check Status of Application for Initial Licensure (opens new window). If you cannot confirm your background check, contact your Program Mentor for further instructions. 
  4. Register for NCLEX-RN via Pearson VUE (opens new window)
    1. Name: The name on your registration must match your ID. You will not be permitted to test if your name does not match.
    2. School Code: WGU’s Texas school code is US27505600
    3. School Location: Austin, Texas
    4. Pay the exam fee: Due upon submittal of registration
  5. Pass the Nursing Jurisprudence Exam: Register for the exam at Texas Licensure Nursing Jurisprudence (opens new window). To prepare for the exam, view a copy of the Nursing Practice Act (NPA) (opens new window)) and Board Rules and Regulations (opens new window) on the TX BON website. You can also take the online exam prep course (opens new window).
  6. Review NCLEX -RN preparation documents
    The NCSBN provides exam preparation materials: 

 

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

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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 email you an ATT that will allow you to schedule your exam.
  3. Schedule the NCLEX-RN: Using your ATT, schedule the exam. Your success rate is greater the sooner you take the exam after graduation.
  4. Receive Exam Results: You can find your exam results in your account on the TX BON website (opens new window). If you did not pass, you will receive instructions to register for the exam again. 
  5. Receive RN License: Once you have passed the NCLEX-RN exam, the TX BON will issue your RN license. Congratulations!

  

Contact your Program Mentor with any questions about this process.

 

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