State Authorization

State Authorization

If you live in a geographical area that is served by one of the programs, you may apply for the online MSN or online DNP programs. The Distance ABSN program is designed for students residing outside the DFW metro area and in other authorized states. Students who reside within Dallas and Tarrant counties should apply for the on-campus accelerated FastBacc® program at Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas.

See below for a list of states in which we accept applicants:

Online MSN Approved States

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Washington D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Online DNP Approved States

  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin