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Important Notice to Licensees and Nurse License Applicants From Colorado, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Wisconsin regarding the transition to the new Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

On January 19, 2018, the State of Texas will be part of the new enhanced nurse licensure compact. On that same date, the original Nurse Licensure Compact will only be in effect in Colorado, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. By eNLC compact law, Texas will no longer participate or be a party state in the original Nurse Licensure Compact. This means that your Colorado, New Mexico, Rhode Island or Wisconsin LVN/LPN and/or RN license will no longer include a privilege to practice in Texas. In order to continue to practice as an LVN/LPN or RN in Texas, you must have a Texas license. Without Texas licensure, you will not be eligible to continue to practice in Texas.

If you previously held a Texas LVN/LPN or RN license, you will need to apply for reactivation of your Texas license. Information about reactivation of licensure is available on our website at www.bon.texas.gov by selecting “Renewal” from the drop down menu under the Licensure tab. We will accept applications for reactivation of Texas licensure from nurses licensed in one of these four states beginning November 1, 2017. Current compact privilege will be maintained until the eNLC is implemented on January 19, 2018. If you have never held a Texas license, you will need to apply for Texas licensure by endorsement. Information about endorsement of licensure is available on our website at www.bon.texas.gov by selecting “Endorsement” from the drop down menu under the Licensure tab. We will accept applications for Texas licensure by endorsement from nurses licensed in one of these four states beginning November 1, 2017. Current compact privileges will be maintained until the eNLC is implemented on January 19, 2018.