The Board of Nursing (BON) has discontinued issuing wallet-sized paper licenses for nurses renewing their licenses beginning September 1, 2008. The BON will continue to issue paper license certificates for:
Graduate nurses who pass the NCLEX® exam and obtain their initial nurse license in Texas;
Nurses who hold licenses in other states and are obtaining a Texas nurse license for the first time; and
Nurses who receive full licensure as advanced practice registered nurses.