for SPRING 2024 Graduates
The instructions and application for initial licensure are linked below for your review. Please note that you must now submit the application 90 days prior to graduation (during the first few weeks of the final semester of the nursing program).
Apply online to the BON. (Select application for Graduates & NCLEX Examinations) You will need:
- ACC’s School Code: US27403200 (Be sure to select the Associate Degree Nursing Program)
- Anticipated graduation date: May 10, 2024
- A $100 (approximate) fee payable to the Texas Board of Nursing
Licensure Eligibility Issues
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions on the Licensure Eligibility page, was this incident previously reported to the Board of Nursing (BON) prior to your admission to the program, and did you receive a clearance letter instead of a blue card from the BON? If so, you will simply apply to the BON via the online portal, you may also be instructed to upload a copy of the clearance letter that you have already received from the BON. If you need a copy of this letter, check your Phase 2 tracker in Castlebranch.
If, however, you have had a recent incident that has caused you to answer “yes” to any of the eligibility questions, you will need to contact the BON directly. They will instruct you on how to proceed further and inform you of any additional fees required.
Enforcement Department for reviews may take a minimum of four months. The BON will not approve an applicant to take the NCLEX-PN or issue an online GN Permit until a decision has been rendered by our Enforcement Department.
Apply for ACC Graduation Online. Applying for graduation is the sole responsibility of the student, and you will not be considered a graduate of ACC if you miss the deadline. No extensions will be given.
All students must apply for ACC Graduation whether they plan to participate in the graduation ceremony or not. Your “Affidavit for Graduation” cannot be sent to the Board of Nursing unless you are an official ACC graduate.
All applicants by examination must pass the Texas nursing jurisprudence examination. You must pass this examination prior to being issued a permanent license. This has no bearing on your GN authorization.
Nursing Jurisprudence Examination
You must pass the Texas nursing jurisprudence examination prior to being issued an authorization to test (ATT) for the NCLEX® examination. Instructions on taking the Texas nursing jurisprudence examination:
- File an examination application with the Texas Board of Nursing
- Wait fifteen business days
- While you wait, prepare for the exam. We recommend that you:
- After fifteen business days, follow the instructions to log on and complete the online nursing jurisprudence exam. The examination takes a maximum of two hours in length. If you are not successful in passing the examination or if the system locks up, you may retake the examination again after 24 (twenty-four) hours have elapsed from the previous attempt. The cost of the examination is included in your application fee.
The Board recommends Thirty days prior to graduation, register with Pearson Vue (third party vendor who administers the exam) to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®) at https://portal.ncsbn.org/.
When you apply, you will need $200 for the registration fee and ACC’s School Code: US27403200, be sure to select the examination for Registered Nurse (RN).
Pinning Ceremonies will be held at EVC in building 8000, room 8500 on TBA during the following times:
- RRC TBA
- HLC TBA
- EVC TBA
ACC SPRING 2024 Commencement Ceremony:
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Where: HEB Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Commencement Speaker: TBA
Masks welcome, social distancing encouraged.
Important: You must be an approved graduation candidate to participate in commencement.
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