Nurse Licensure Compact – Texas

Do you need to consult with an attorney regarding your nursing license or other professional licensing matter? Call (503) 232-9280 to schedule a free consultation with a nurses attorney.

The state of Texas participates in the national Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which now covers 25 states. The NLC allows nurses to hold one state license (in their state of residency) and to practice across state lines. This licensing compact covers both physical nurse practices and electronic nursing practices.

Each nursing practice is still subject to each state’s practice laws and regulations, but it allows nurses to forego the endorsement or licensing requirement of each individual state. The Nursing Licensure Compact gives nurses the freedom to immediately use the nurse license granted by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) in a number of states.

The Nurse Licensure Compact states include: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

In a sense, the NLC makes your nursing license more valuable! That’s why it becomes all the more important that you protect your license. If you’ve received a notice from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), please contact us immediately.

We can help with concerns such as these:

We help nurses throughout the entire disciplinary process, from initial notification to final resolution. We can be at your side throughout the investigation, and if disciplinary sanctions are required, we can help negotiate the terms.

For information about the Nursing License Compact (NLC), or to schedule a free legal consultation, call (512) 829-5619, or e-mail .

Please make note: Kevin Keaney is licensed to practice in Texas, Oregon, and Washington, and he has more than 30 years of legal experience. Kevin earned his BSN degree from the University of Texas at Austin.