UTMB School of Nursing Accreditations

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the Master's degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS)

1866 Southern Lane

Decatur, Georgoia 30033-4097

Phone: (404) 679-4500

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

655 K Street NW, Suite 730

Washington DC 20001

Phone: (202) 887-6791

Professional Licensure and Distance Education for UTMB Nursing

Important information for enrolled and prospective students regarding nursing programs that lead to licensure:

Although our programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, thereby making BSN graduates eligible to sit for national licensure (NCLEX-RN) and MSN graduates eligible to sit for national certification (ANCC, AANP, CP and/or AANP-CP), thus meeting requirements for RN and APRN professional licensure in the state of Texas, we cannot guarantee that the UTMB nursing programs meets all the requirements for professional licensure in other states (e.g., some states have specific topical requirements). Applicants are encouraged to check the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website for state specific requirements.

Each state has its own licensing board with its own Registered Professional Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensure requirements. Although the State of Texas and the University of Texas Medical Branch are members of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), some state boards of nursing or state higher education commissions may impose additional restrictions for offering distance education courses within their state.

Listed below are the states that UTMB School of Nursing currently have approvals with, which means students can complete educational requirements here.

MSN Program: The UTMB School of Nursing currently has an agreement with:

DNP Program: The UTMB School of Nursing currently has an agreement with:

Please note that if a student moves during the program and establishes residency in a state we do not have approval to offer distance education, we cannot guarantee we would be able to meet the distance education requirements in that state.