Criminal Arrests ~ Texas Board of Nursing (BON)


Criminal arrests and convictions could impact your nursing license. Call (512) 829-5619 to schedule a free consultation with nurse attorney, Kevin Keaney.

To obtain, maintain, and renew a nursing license in Texas, you need to have a record that is free of most types of criminal arrests and convictions.

Please not all types of criminal arrests will impact your ability to practice nursing in Texas. When reviewing nursing license applications, renewals, or allegations, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) considers the type of criminal offense, when it occurred, how it might relate to your ability to perform nursing duties, and other factors.

The Texas (BON) requires you to report the following:

  • misdemeanor convictions (with the exception of Class C misdemeanor traffic violations)
  • felony convictions
  • DUI or DWI
  • pleas of nolo contendere, no contest, or guilty
  • deferred adjudications
  • community supervision or court-ordered probation
  • jail or prison sentences
  • court-ordered confinements
  • arrests or pending criminal charges
  • citations or charges of violations of the law
  • court martials or other times of military judgements, punishments, or actions

If you have other questions about a criminal arrest or conviction that could impact your nursing license, or if you would like to schedule your free legal consultation, call (512) 829-5619, or e-mail

Note that in addition to helping nurses in Texas with licensing issues related to criminal arrests and convictions, Kevin Keaney P.C. also helps with: expired nursing licenses, fraud, dishonesty, and deceit, continuing ed violations, violation of boundaries, substance abuse, lying and falsification of documents, and sexual misconduct.