I need some advice on what to expect from the Texas Board of Nursing. I have sent all of my required paperwork in for endorsement into Texas, the issue is that I have a reprimand on my license with no restrictions from 5 years ago for something really silly. All of my requirements were met and my license remains unrestricted. I have called and spoke to the TBON re: the timeline of their investigations. I was told at least 45 days after all of my FBI and background checks come back unless the investigation has to go to another department for processing in which it would take at least 4 months for the investigation to be completed. When ask what circumstances a reprimand would need to go to the other department that takes 4 months the woman i spoke to couldn't tell me. I am having a hard time understanding why in the world it would take so long for processing a nursing license that has no restrictions. The reprimand I received was for adminstering a lower dose of narcotics that was ordered! Funny thing was that I had a range order that covered the dosing but when the range order was increased, the order just stated "increase **** dose to 20mg." so everytime a nurse administered a lower dose than 20mg they were fined per my state's BON. All of it stemed from being nit picked by a State inspector because he didnt like our director personally. It was a huge mess!!! Anyway, I am concerned because the only experience I have ever had with a nursing board has been a bad one. It seemed like they were more out for money from nurses in fines versus protecting the public. Has anyone out there had any similar experience with trying to endorse their license into Texas with a reprimand on their license???? My timeline to move is getting near and Im afraid I will not have my temp license in time.