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 the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing are 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
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/DNP 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 and 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.
Distance Education for UTMB Nursing
Beginning Fall 2023, listed below are the states that UTMB School of Nursing currently has approvals with, which means students can complete educational requirements here.
DNP & MSN Programs: The UTMB School of Nursing currently meets the following states requirements to offer distance education courses in:
DNP Program: The UTMB School of Nursing currently meets the following states requirements to offer distance education courses in:
MSN Program: The UTMB School of Nursing currently meets the following states requirements to offer distance education courses in:
Please note that if a student elects to move 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. Students should contact their respective program director prior to discuss options available.