State Authorization

State Authorization

ABSN Program

The Distance ABSN program is currently designed for students residing in Texas, but outside the DFW metro area. Students who reside within Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, & Rockwall counties should apply for the on-campus accelerated FastBacc® program at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas.

If you live in a geographical area that is served by one of the programs, you may apply for the online DNP programs. See below for a list of states in which we accept applicants for the online DNP program:

Online DNP - Family, Neonatal, Pediatric & Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Tracks

  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts 
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Online DNP - Nurse-Midwifery Track

  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • West Virginia

Online DNP - Executive Nurse Leadership Track

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Enrollment into a program does not guarantee licensure or certification. Each state has its own rules and regulations related to professional licensure requirements which can be changed at any time based on state discretion. The student is responsible for staying up to date on state licensure requirements. Please view the state licensure requirements.