Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP)

Baylor University discloses that  Doctor of Nurse Practice 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 Doctor of Nurse Practice program.

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 Doctor of Nurse Practice program. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Approval is pending for PNP and AGACNP tracks in Maryland and Washington State. 

Search Disclosures by State

StatesName and URL of State Licensing Board or DepartmentState Licensing Requirements?
AlabamaAlabama Board of NursingMeets
AlaskaAlaska Board of NursingMeets
ArizonaArizona State 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
IllinoisState of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional RegulationMeets
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 Nursing State of MaineMeets
MarylandMaryland Board of NursingMeets
MassachusettsMassachusetts Board of Registration in NursingMeets
MichiganLicensing and Regulatory AffairsMeets
MinnesotaMinnesota Board of NursingMeets
MississippiMississippi State Board of NursingMeets
MissouriMissouri State Board of Professional RegulationMeets
MontanaMontana Board of Labor & Industry, Board of NursingMeets
NebraskaNebraska Dept of Health and Human ServicesMeets
NevadaNevada State Board of NursingMeets
New HampshireOffice of Professional Licensure and Certification, New Hampshire Board of NursingMeets
New JerseyNew Jersey Division of Consumer AffairsMeets
New MexicoNew Mexico Board of NursingMeets
New YorkNew York State Education DepartmentMeets
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Board of NursingMeets
North DakotaNorth Dakota Board of NursingMeets
OhioOhio Board of NursingMeets
OklahomaOklahoma State Board of NursingMeets
OregonOregon State Board of NursingMeets
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Department of State Professional LicensingMeets
Rhode IslandState of Rhode Island Department of HealthMeets
South CarolinaLabor Licensing RegulationMeets
South DakotaDepartment of Health South Dakota Board of NursingMeets
TennesseeTennessee Department of Health Board of NursingMeets
TexasTexas Board of NursingMeets
UtahUtah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional LicensingMeets
VermontSecretary of State, Professional RegulationMeets
VirginiaVirginia Department of Health Professions, Board of NursingMeets
WashingtonWashington State Department of Health, Nursing CommissionMeets
West VirginiaWest Virginia RN BoardMeets
WisconsinWisconsin Department of Safety and Professional ServicesMeets
WyomingWyoming Board of NursingMeets
American SamoaAmerican Samoa Licensure & RegistrationMeets
District of ColumbiaDC Health, 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

Last Updated: October 1, 2021 by VL