Nursing MSN-FNP Licensure

The Family Nurse Practitioner program at Carson-Newman University is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing and is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. It is designed to prepare students for licensure requirements in the state of Tennessee. 

Completing the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Carson-Newman and passing the national certification exam for family nurse practitioners may lead to licensure in other states, but is its best to consult state licensing boards to determine requirements in specific states. It is recommended that a student who completes the Family Nurse Practitioner program who wishes to seek licensure outside of the state of Tennessee, research requirements for licensure in that state and contact the appropriate licensing agency (see contact information in disclosure table). Students must be aware that state laws, regulations, and requirements for licensure and certification vary from state to state and may change without notice. 

Carson-Newman strongly recommends that prospective and currently enrolled students who plan to seek licensure or certification in nursing outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency for information and guidance before enrolling in the program. It is also imperative that students be cognizant of licensing requirements when they relocate to a state outside the state of Tennessee after beginning the program. Students should also discuss licensing requirements with their advisor before enrolling in the nursing program or when relocating to a state outside of Tennessee.

For information regarding the Carson-Newman University Family Nurse Practitioner program and licensure should contact:

Dr. Kim Bolton, Assistant Chair, Graduate Studies in Nursing & Professor of Graduate Nursing 
Phone: (865) 471-4056

Carson-Newman has determined that the Family Nurse Practitioner program offered by the university meets the requirements to apply for licensure in the state of Tennessee. For additional information regarding licensure and certification in any state other than Tennessee or U.S. territory, students should consult the specific state licensure board listed by state and U.S. territory in the disclosure information below.

Professional Licensure Disclosure and contact information for state licensing agencies for Master of Science in Nursing

StateName of Licensing Board For NursingState Licensing Requirements Determination
AlabamaAlabama Board of NursingNot Determined
AlaskaAlaska Board of NursingMeets
ArizonaArizona State Board of NursingNot Determined
ArkansasArkansas Board of NursingMeets
CaliforniaCalifornia Board of Registered NursingNot Determined
ColoradoColorado Board of NursingNot Determined
ConnecticutConnecticut Board of Examiners for NursingMeets
DelawareDelaware Board of NursingMeets
District of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia Board of NursingMeets
FloridaFlorida Board of NursingMeets
GeorgiaGeorgia Board of NursingMeets
HawaiiHawaii Board of NursingMeets
IdahoIdaho Board of NursingMeets
IllinoisIllinois Department of Financial and Professional RegulationMeets
IndianaIndiana Professional Licensing AgencyMeets
IowaIowa Board of NursingMeets
KansasKansas Board of NursingMeets
KentuckyKentucky Board of NursingMeets
LouisianaLouisiana Board of NursingDoes Not Meet
MaineMaine Board of NursingMeets
MarylandMaryland Board of NursingMeets
MassachusettsMassachusetts Board of Registration in NursingMeets
MichiganMichigan Board of NursingMeets
MinnesotaMinnesota Board of NursingNot Determined
MississippiMississippi Board of NursingNot Determined
MissouriMissouri Board of NursingNot Determined
MontanaMontana Board of NursingMeets
NebraskaNebraska Department of Health and Human ServicesMeets
NevadaNevada State Board of NursingNot Determined
New HampshireNew Hampshire Board of NursingNot Determined
New JerseyNew Jersey Board of NursingMeets
New MexicoNew Mexico Board of NursingMeets
New YorkNew York Office of the ProfessionsNot Determined
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Board of NursingMeets
North DakotaNorth Dakota Board of NursingNot Determined
OhioOhio Board of NursingNot Determined
OklahomaOklahoma Board of NursingMeets
OregonOregon State Board of NursingNot Determined
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Board of NursingMeets
Rhode IslandRhode Island State Department of HealthNot Determined
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Board of NursingMeets
South DakotaSouth Dakota Board of NursingNot Determined
TennesseeTennessee Board of NursingMeets
TexasTexas Board of NursingMeets
UtahUtah Division of Occupational and Professional LicensingNot Determined
VermontVermont Office of Professional Regulation Meets
VirginiaVirginia Health Professions  Board of NursingMeets
WashingtonWashington Board of Nursing Not Determined
West VirginaWest Virginia RN Board Meets
WisconsinWisconsin Board of NursingMeets
WyomingWyoming State Board of NursingNot Determined
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico Board of NursingNot Determined
GuamGuam Board of Nurse ExaminersNot Determined
U.S. Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands Board of Nursing LicensureNot Determined