Nursing BSN Programs

Baylor University discloses that  Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will fulfill state/territory educational requirements for professional licenses.

Some state licensing boards require additional requirements beyond education, which may include (but are not limited to): additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. Continuing education may also be required for maintenance of certification/licensure. Make sure you understand and review any additional requirements prior to enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs.

State licensing requirements are always subject to change at the discretion of the state licensing board. The University will routinely update this page, but we strongly recommend you inquire with the applicable state board to confirm your eligibility for licensure prior to enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs. For any questions regarding licensure, please contact the state/territory agency directly.

Licensing requirements vary by state/territory and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. For any questions about relocation eligibility, contact the agency where you desire licensure before relocating to ensure that you will be eligible for licensure or reciprocity.

Carefully review the educational prerequisites for your intended state/territory of licensure and whether our program meets those requirements for licensure. Use the agency contact information provided below to clarify or confirm any requirements.

If questions remain after reviewing the information provided below, contact your program advisor. While the University can provide initial guidance, it is ultimately your responsibility to continually check with the state/territory where you intend to seek licensure to confirm all licensing/certification requirements.

The State Licensing Requirements should indicate if the program curriculum Meets the requirements in these states and US Territories, Does NOT Meet the requirement in these states and US Territories or Undetermined if the program has not yet determined if the curriculum requirements are met for these states and US Territories.

Search Disclosures by State

StatesName and URL of State Licensing Board or DepartmentState Licensing Requirements?
AlabamaAlabama Board of NursingMeets
AlaskaAlaska Board of NursingMeets
ArizonaArizona Board of NursingMeets
ArkansasArkansas State Board of NursingMeets
CaliforniaCalifornia Board of Registered NursingMeets
ColoradoColorado Board of NursingMeets
ConnecticutDepartment of Public Health Registered Nurse LicensureMeets
DelawareBoard of NursingMeets
FloridaFlorida Board of NursingMeets
GeorgiaGeorgia State Board of NursingMeets
HawaiiHawaii Professional & Vocational Licensing DivisionMeets
IdahoIdaho Board of NursingMeets
IllinoisIllinois Nursing BoardMeets
IndianaIndiana State Board of NursingMeets
IowaIowa Board of NursingMeets
KansasKansas Board of NursingMeets
KentuckyKentucky Board of NursingMeets
LouisianaLouisiana State Board of NursingMeets
MaineMaine Board of NursingMeets
MarylandMaryland Board of NursingMeets
MassachusettsMassachusetts Board of Registration in NursingMeets
MichiganMichigan Board of NursingMeets
MinnesotaMinnesota Board of NursingMeets
MississippiMississippi State Board of NursingMeets
MissouriMissouri State Board of NursingMeets
MontanaMontana Board of NursingMeets
NebraskaNebraska Board of NursingMeets
NevadaNevada Board of NursingDoes Not Meet
New HampshireNew Hampshire Board of NursingMeets
New JerseyNew Jersey Board of NursingMeets
New MexicoNew Mexico Board of NursingMeets
New YorkState Board Office for NursingMeets with additional course work
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Board of NursingMeets
North DakotaNorth Dakota State Board of NursingMeets
OhioOhio Board of NursingMeets
OklahomaOklahoma State Board of NursingMeets
OregonOregon Board of NursingMeets
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania State Board of OT Education and LicensureMeets
Rhode IslandRhode Island Board of NursingMeets
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Board of NursingMeets
South DakotaSouth Dakota Board of NursingMeets
TennesseeTennessee Board of NursingMeets
TexasTexas Board of NursingMeets
UtahUtah Nursing BoardMeets
VermontVermont Office of Professional RegulationMeets
VirginiaVirginia Board On NursingMeets
WashingtonWashington Nursing CommissionMeets with additional course work
West VirginiaWest Virginia Board of NursingMeets
WisconsinWisconsin Department of Safety and Professional ServicesMeets (Must be a WI resident)
WyomingWyoming Board of NursingMeets
American SamoaAmerican Samoa Licensure & RegistrationDoes Not Meet
District of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia Board of NursingMeets
GuamGuam Licensure & RegistrationMeets
Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Island Board of NursingMeets
Puerto RicoOffice of Regulations & Certification of Health ProfessionalsDoes Not Meet
US Virgin IslandsUnited States Virgin Islands Department of HealthMeets with examination

* Reciprocity: The examination shall be waived for CCC holders and for persons who have met the educational, practical, experience, and examination requirements of another state/jurisdiction with equivalent requirements.

Revised September 3, 2020