State Authorization

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Choose a program to see if it's available in your state.

    Select any state to see which programs are available there.

    Not all programs are available in each state.

    AO BSN clinical sites limited to select Texas cities.

    Out-of-state students will not qualify for Texas educator certification for AO Education Programs.

    Currently enrolled students who reside in ineligible states will need approval to continue uninterrupted in their programs in accordance with applicable state laws. Approval is not guaranteed.

    For the purposes of state authorization compliance, “state” is defined as a state, commonwealth, organized territory or district (District of Columbia) of the United States. 


    Due to the constraints of international law the nurse practitioner programs do not operate outside of the United States. Requests received from a student to attend or continue in a non-nurse practitioner program from an international location are reviewed on an individual basis.

    Prior to moving or accepting a travel assignment, students are required to email to discuss the implications on their progression to graduation and clinical placements and read the disclosures below.

    Leading to Licensure

    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Practitioner program and Post Master’s Certificates specialty tracks leading to licensure:

    Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN – FNP), Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN – PPCNP), Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN – PACNP), Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN – AGPCNP), Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN – AGACNP), Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN – PMHNP), Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (MSN – NNP)

    Not Leading to Licensure

    CONHI programs not leading to licensure:

    The RN TO BSN, MSN Nursing Education, MSN Nursing Administration, Post Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice and PhD in Nursing programs do not lead to licensure.

    The Student’s State

    For the purposes of state authorization compliance and disclosure requirements for licensing and certification programs, the University will consider the state listed in the Mailing Address in MyMav as students’ location. Students must report any change in their Mailing Address through self-service in MyMav.

    Programs by State

    The following information is intended for enrolled and prospective students to indicate whether programs leading to professional licensure or certification meet educational requirements. This information is reviewed/updated on a semi-annual basis to maintain currency. Download the state authorizations table as a PDF: College of Nursing and Health Innovation State Authorizations (Updated January 2022)