texas administrative code: declaratory order
regulations; declaratory order application
301.257 of the nursing practice act section states that a nursing student or even a person only considering attending a nursing school can file a petition for a declaratory order of eligibility for licensure.
the tx board of nursing will review the person's history and assess whether they meet the required good moral and professional character standards. when they do, the board staff will issue a declaratory order finding that individual conditionally eligible for licensure as long as they graduate and then pass the nclex nursing exam.
note: orders of non-disclosure: pursuant to tex. gov't code 552.142(b), if you have criminal matters that are the subject of an order of non-disclosure, you are not required to reveal those criminal matters on the application. however, a criminal matter that is the subject of an order of non-disclosure may become a character and fitness issue. pursuant to other sections of the gov't code chapter 411, the texas board of nursing is entitled to access criminal history record information that is the subject of an order of non-disclosure. if the board discovers a criminal matter that is the subject of an order of non-disclosure, even if you properly did not reveal that matter, the board may require you to provide information about any conduct that raises issues of character.
are you currently the target or subject of a grand jury or governmental agency investigation?
has any professional or occupational licensing authority (including texas) refused to issue you a license (at any level), ever fined, censured, reprimanded or otherwise disciplined you, or ever revoked, annulled, cancelled, accepted surrender of, suspended, placed on probation, or refused to renew a nursing or other professional or occupational license, certificate or multi-state privilege held by you now or previously?
*within the past five (5) years, have you been addicted to and/or treated for the use of alcohol or any other drug? (you may answer no if you completed and/or are in compliance with tpapn).
*within the past five (5) years, have you been diagnosed with, treated, or hospitalized for schizophrenia and/or psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder, paranoid personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or borderline personality disorder? (you may answer no if you completed and/or are in compliance with tpapn for mental health).