Answered By: Student Worker
Last Updated: Jun 14, 2016     Views: 21

Yes. The HBU nursing education program prepares students for eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN licensing exam to become a registered nurse (RN). RN licenses are issued by the Texas Board of Nursing, not HBU.

The Board of Nursing may refuse to admit an applicant that has been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor. Under its procedures, the Board of Nursing is required to conduct a background check of these areas.

Anyone enrolled or planning to enroll in the HBU nursing education program who believes he/she may not be eligible for the RN license, may petition the Board of Nursing for a declaratory order as to become eligible.

Neither the University nor its faculty can answer this question for an applicant.

The Board of Nursing may be reached at:

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe #3-460
Austin, TX 78707

They can be reached by phone at (512) 305-7400 or online at