Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs): Professional License Defense


If you’re a Clinical Nurse Specialist who has concerns about your nursing license, call to schedule a free legal consultation with a nurses attorney, (512) 829-5619. Note that the free consultation is ONLY for professional licensing matters.

Your nursing license is the most valuable asset you have! You spent years earning it, and whether you are at the beginning, middle, or end of your nursing career, you need to do everything you can to defend your license.

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) oversees Clinical Nurse Specialists in Texas, including traveling nurses who are working in Texas. Anyone can file a complaint against a nurse, and it’s more common than you might think. An average of 16,000 complaints per year are filed with the BON, and the board is obligated to investigate every allegation that contains enough information and falls under its purview.

The investigation alone can be stressful and sometimes confusing, which is why it’s a good idea to have an experienced nurses attorney by your side.

If the nursing board decides that the allegation has merit, it'll propose disciplinary sanctions and stipulations, which could have a chilling effect on your current job, as well as your future employment opportunities and earnings.

We can help all types of nurses, through all aspects of the license defense process, no matter how far it goes, including: complaint, investigation, informal settlement, informal settlement conference, formal settlement, administrative hearings, and Texas Court of Appeals.

Kevin Keaney is a member of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, and he has more than 30 years experience as a lawyer. Before he became a lawyer, he earned his BSN degree from the University of Texas Austin and worked as a nurse for four years.

Kevin has helped nurses with license reinstatement and a range of nursing license issues, including:

Kevin can help Clinical Nurse Specialists who work in a variety of healthcare facilities, including:

  • hospitals
  • emergency rooms
  • doctor’s offices
  • medical clinics
  • nursing homes
  • rehab centers

If you have questions about defending your nursing license, or would like to schedule a free legal consultation, call (512) 829-5619, or e-mail Note that the free consultation is ONLY for professional licensing matters.

Please note: In addition to helping Clinical Nurse Specialists defend their nursing licenses, we also represent all other types of nurses, including LVNs and LPNs, RNs, APNs, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Practitioners, and traveling nurses.

Located in the Austin area, our law firm helps nurses from all across Texas, including: El Paso, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Amarillo, and Lubbock.