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BON Enforcement Department - still waiting


Have waited out my 3-6 month wait u have to wait while being reviwed. I am there because my backround came back with a DWI back in 1995 when I was a dumb kid, got through that and all. then I got another DWI in 2004 which was dismissed also has a couple of warrents for outstanding tickets that I have since paid and got my DL reinstated. So all is well.

My question is will I be able to sit for the Boards in TX??? I was honest about everything, send my paperwork and all just nervous about all this I have been studying ready for the test does anyone have any advice or been through this??? HELP I want to be a nurse!!! Its my calling, I hope these stupid mistakes dont hold me back!!!


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6 Responses to “BON Enforcement Department – still waiting”

  1. sidney Says:

    I am going through the same process as you. I sent in my paperwork in Aug and I just got a preposed letter (May 26) stating the kind of stipulations that will be on my license. I agreed with the terms and sent in overnight. And now I am waiting for Examination department to issue my att card. I hope to get it any day now! And that is needed to schedule NCLEX. This whole process is a long and bumpy road. I know exactly what ur feeling. You should call at least 3 times a week to follow up on ur case. Sometimes their helpful and there are also times where there not. It depends on who you speak with. What city are you in? Good luck

  2. arthur Says:

    That seems like a long time to wait for the BON to review and get back to you. I think if you sent in a letter of response stating that you were young and made a mistake with alcohol and had a good explanation of why you did not pay tickets. I am sure they want to know how repsonsible you really are to deliver safe nursing care to the public. I wouldn’t call in 3 times a week, they are very busy there and you do not want to have anyone against you at the BON. When you call ask when you should check back if you don’t hear anything and then check back at that time. I think 7 years ago is time enough to show it was a mistake.

  3. arthur Says:

    Oh I didn’t see that you had 2 DWIs. I hope you sent in some strong support for your character so they can try to see who you are and not just the DWIs and unpaid tickets.

  4. Melinda Says:

    Hello, I called the TBON today and they told me my review is being sent to the Enforcement Department but I still havent received my letter yet. Im so upset Im suppose to start school next month and my dreams are once again placed on hold. Ive been crying all day. I just dont understand why it takes SO long I started this back in April 2012 waited 4months for them to tell me I have to send in $150 and wait another 6months…

  5. Brandy Says:

    Melinda, I have had the same experience. I sent my declaratory order in March and it took three months to hear anything back. When I did, I was told that I would have to pay a $150 fee for it to be sent to enforcement. The charge itself was from fifteen years ago. Needless to say, I have to wait 4-6 months for a decision. I am praying that I am able to continue with my schooling! It has only been two months so far but I continue to call monthly to see if any progress has been made. Good luck to you all!

  6. April Says:

    In 1997, I Stole a check from a person I knew to purchase school books and supplies. To make a long story short, I Payed the person back, as well as bank fees. I had to do community service, which I didnt do, so a warrent went out for my arrest in 2006. In 2006 I did 4 days in jail, to clear things up. After that, I applied for a pettetion of dissmissal to. Since then I have earned a degree in Registered Nursing and Social work. I received my license Nursing in California, then decided to move to Texas for an Better opportunity. Gets to Texas, finds a job as an RN under my Temporary License. Then my application went to enforcement and I was told I have to wait, 4-6 months to hear back from them; because I failed to report. I thought dismissal and expungment were the same. I moved on from my life..I wish the Board understood that..So sad, I really loved my job! 🙁

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