Texas licensure question, please help.

U.S.A. Texas

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I just saw my name on the BON website listed under registered nurses, my question is: Why does my license expire 1 year from my birthdate and my friend's state 2 years from her birthdate. We both just became RN's listed on the BON website on June 11, 2009? Very confused and worried!

morte, LPN, LVN

7,015 Posts

I just saw my name on the BON website listed under registered nurses, my question is: Why does my license expire 1 year from my birthdate and my friend's state 2 years from her birthdate. We both just became RN's listed on the BON website on June 11, 2009? Very confused and worried!

different states have different intervals for renewal.....i am lic. in two states...one is every year and the other is every other year....good luck

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

In the state of Texas, nurses who were born during odd-numbered years will always renew their license during odd-numbered years. For example, I was born in 1981, which is an odd-numbered year. Therefore, my renewal years are 2009, 2011, 2013, and so on.

Likewise, nurses who were born during even-numbered years will always renew their license during even-numbered years. A nurse who was born in 1970, an even-numbered year, would always be scheduled to renew in 2010, 2012, 2014, and so forth.

Texas licensure renewal dates also correspond with your birth month. You will always renew during your birth month, regardless of when your initial license was issued.

GeauxNursing

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Can always count on you, Commuter! Thanks!

How is school going?

dskivel RN

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Thank you all so much, you were all very helpful. The Commuter, that's exactly what the BON just confirmed! Not worried anymore, thanks you so much.:bow:

NeoNurseTX, RN

1,803 Posts

Specializes in NICU Level III.

Going with the one year thing, any CEU's you do before you renew for the 2 year period DO NOT COUNT. For anything..unless you just want to better yourself. ;)

C. Thinking

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Specializes in Geriatrics, Triage, Cardiac ICU.

TBON rules: Licenses are to be renewed by the end of the holder's birth month every two years. Renewal years will fall either odd or even according to the holder's birth year. INITIAL licenses are to be renewed no less than 9 months and no more than 29 months after initial licensure. After that, it is every two years on the nose.

I believe this to be correct, as we learned it in school....but I couldn't find it on the BON website...so the numbers may be a little off.

For example: My birthday is 11/04/1986. Therefore, if I recieved my license today, it would be up for renewal on 11/30/2010.

This is because I was born in an even year and 11/30 is the end of my birth-month.

Hope that helps...

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