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Program Licensing Information

Professional Licensure Disclosures

Students who are considering an academic program that may allow them to pursue professional licensure in a state or territory outside of Texas are strongly encouraged to check the state or territory information in this link to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website. If you are unsure if you will be eligible for licensure, contact the appropriate licensing agency to seek information and additional guidance before enrolling in the program of study. Licensing board and contact information is provided for each state and program.

Tarleton State University makes every effort to ensure state licensure or certification information is current; however, state requirements may change. While a program may originally meet the educational requirements for licensure, changes in requirements could impact the program's ability to meet any new educational requirements.

Prospective and current students should keep in mind that licensing and authorization requirements vary by state and that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether that student can continue in the program. If students are considering relocating, they should contact their program director to check for authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.

For more information on professional licensure requirements in the field, please contact Dr. Sally Lewis, Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services and Associate Professor (slewis@tarleton.edu).

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is an independent, not-for-profit organization through which nursing regulatory bodies act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting public health, safety and welfare, including the development of nursing licensure examinations. It is not a licensing board.

The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States and Canada.

State Licensing Boards

Click on a name to view relevant licensing information and link to its Board's website.

Please note that asterisk-marked (*) statements under information by state pertain to the following:

*The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) allows a nurse to have one multistate license with the ability to practice in the home state and other compact states. Please refer to the other states’ boards of nursing for specific requirements to practice.

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