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Graduate Nursing State Authorization

The master’s degree in nursing, doctor of nursing practice degree, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Texas Christian University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). For states where TCU has presently enrolled students, and for states where prospective students have inquired, TCU has contacted state licensing authorities to confirm that the program meets the educational requirements leading to professional licensure. As of May 5, 2020, TCU has done so for the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. If the state where you intend to practice is not listed above, Texas Christian University has not confirmed or inquired whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in your state. If you would like additional information about whether a particular program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in another state, please contact the program director at

If you intend to practice in any state other than Texas, you should contact the appropriate licensing agency to independently verify whether TCU’s online program satisfies the educational requirements for licensure in a particular state before beginning TCU’s program. Be aware that state licensure requirements may change from time-to-time and that states may have conditions for licensure in addition to educational requirements. The following site contains links to state licensing boards in nursing

Find information about distance learning and state authorization reciprocity agreements (SARA) for your graduate nursing program here.

A map of where TCU is authorized to offer distance education activities, including enrolling out-of-state students and allowing current TCU students to complete experiential learning placements is available here.