Can I get a nursing license in Texas if I am a convicted felon?

My felony is drining while intoxicated with a minor child and it was about 7 years ago. Can I still ger a nursing license?

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4 Responses to Can I get a nursing license in Texas if I am a convicted felon?

  1. KISS M YASS says:

    That must be expunged from your record before you can obtain a nursing license.

  2. LovesTheConstitution says:

    Eligibility requirements are found at http://www.bne.state.tx.us/end-eligibility.htm , the website for the Texas State Board of Nursing Examiners.

  3. PooPooLaTrash says:

    Even if records are expunged, the courts, law enforcement and licensing boards, including the Texas state nursing board still have access.

    You need to speak with the licensing board about the circumstances of your case. I know that Texas has really been cracking down on granting licenses to those with drug or alcohol related offenses, but tend to go on a case by case basis except in certain cases where licenses absolutely will not be granted ( http://www.txmedicallicensinglaw.com/2008/05/articles/texas-board-of-nurse-examiners/serious-felony-offesnes-discipline-by-the-texas-board-of-nursing/ ). You may be granted a limited license, or they may decline, but the only way to know for sure is to ask.

  4. Jynell T says:

    No.