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Graduate Licensure Disclosure & State Authorization Information

Disclosure Requirements for Academic Programs Leading to Professional Licensure

Licensure Requirements: Each state and territory has different licensure and certification requirements.  For states where Texas Christian University (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.  Other licensure requirements may include professional certification exams, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting, etc.

Licensure information is reviewed and updated on this site in May of each year.  As of May 2022, we have determined that the TCU’s MSN, DNP,  and Post-Graduate Certificate Program curriculum.

Meets the requirements in these states and US TerritoriesDoes NOT meet the requirement in these states and US TerritoriesWe have not made a determination if the program curriculum meets the requirements in these states and US Territories
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and WyomingConnecticutAmerican Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands

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

If you relocate during the course of the program to another state, it may impact whether you can you can continue in the program and  meet eligibility requirements, and/or receive financial aid funding. If you are considering relocating, you should contact the graduate program office at

State Authorization Information

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.