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Hello, I have a few questions. I'm a pre-nursing student and will be taking the teas next July. In 2015 I got a class b misdemeanor for a DUI in Texas. I've completed probation & would like to apply for a scholarship program that helps cover nursing school costs. They advised me that since I have a conviction I will need to appeal to the BON to see if they'll even allow me to sit. I won't even be taking my NCLEX UNTIL 2021. Has anyone had any experience with this? I know I'll get into my nursing program because of my grades, but if I won't be able to sit for boards then it's not worth it.

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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Hello, I have a few questions. I'm a pre-nursing student and will be taking the teas next July. In 2015 I got a class b misdemeanor for a DUI in Texas. I've completed probation & would like to apply for a scholarship program that helps cover nursing school costs. They advised me that since I have a conviction I will need to appeal to the BON to see if they'll even allow me to sit. I won't even be taking my NCLEX UNTIL 2021. Has anyone had any experience with this? I know I'll get into my nursing program because of my grades, but if I won't be able to sit for boards then it's not worth it.

The Texas BON is unique as they have a process for pre-approving students upon enrollment. As long as you are approved at that time and keep your nose clean, you can sit for NCLEX. That's why your scholarship is asking this.

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Thank you for your response. Sorry if this is a silly question but I'll finish my pre-reqs next semester then will have a semester off because ranking doesn't take place again until July. Should I contact the board of nursing now for pre-approval? That way I can apply for the scholarship, or if I rank and get accepted into the program then I'm pre-approved and THEN i can apply for the scholarship.

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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I *think* the school submits the request. I would call the school and ask- I am not in TX but have a colleague who is a program director there.

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