You will need to submit a Declaratory Order of Eligibility to the Texas Board of Nursing for any criminal offense including those pending appeal if you have:

  •   been arrested
  •   been convicted of a misdemeanor
  •   been convicted of a felony
  •   pled non contendre, no contest or guilty
  •   received deferred adjudication
  •   been placed on community supervision or court ordered probation
  •   been sentenced to serve in jail or prison or court ordered confinement
  •   been granted pretrial diversion
  •   been arrested or have any pending criminal charges
  •   been cited or charged with any violation of the law
  •   been subject to court martial

Conditions requiring you to complete the Petition for Declaratory Order of Eligibility as outlined above include: Within the last 5 years, a diagnosis, treatment or hospitalization for schizophrenia and/or psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, paranoid personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or borderline personality disorder.



The Declaratory Order of Eligibility form can be found at

Department of Health Sciences



Nursing Pin


Associate Degree Nursing Program

North Central Texas College

1525 West California Street

Gainesville , Texas   76240 - 4699

Telephone:   940/668-4264




North Central Texas College does not discriminate against or exclude from participation in any of its programs or activities, either in the student body or the staff, any person on the grounds of sex, race, color, religion, age, handicap, national origin or veteran status. Special emphasis will continue to be placed on correcting conditions which may inadvertently discriminate against any individual with a disability.