If you are a nurse interested in volunteering in the areas hit by Hurricane Harvey, the state's response is being managed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Click here for the state’s volunteer registry
Board of Nursing Executive Director Kathy Thomas has also shared the information below about nurses from other states wishing to come to Texas to assist:
"We heard from the Governor's Office and will be implementing our disaster licensing procedure.
"If you get calls, the BON is not soliciting volunteers. If individuals or employers are seeking to bring in nurses from other states, the Board will expedite temporary licenses by endorsement applications. Nurses from Compact states with current multistate compact licenses will not need to apply and may come to Texas to practice.
Contact information is Mark Majek, Director of Operations. Endorsement application should be emailed to: Mark.Majek@bon.texas.gov
OR fax'd to 512-305-7401. The BON will be checking for applications throughout the weekend."