MSN licensing requirements

The University of Nevada, Reno is required to disclose licensure information to students who are enrolled in a program that leads to professional licensure.  This information is reviewed annually.  The University has collected this information and determined its accuracy to the best of its ability.  

Licensure Information by State

State Does the program meet the educational requirements for licensure? Educational exceptions Available license Educational requirements Additional required coursework or training Examination requirements for licensure State Board
Alabama Has not been determined - -


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Alabama Board of Nursing
Alaska

Yes

None APRN

Accredited MSN or Higher Degree APRN program graduate.
Transcripts reflect 3 distinct courses of the 3Ps

None

National Certification in Population foci  

Exam Results 
Alaska Board of Nursing
Arizona

Yes. Approved for AGACNP track of MSN, BSN to DNP, & Certificate programs*

None APRN

Verification Letter from School of Nursing
Arizona RN License or a Compact State License

None

National Certification in Population foci  

Exam Results 
Arizona State Board of Nursing
Arkansas Has not been determined - - - - - Arkansas State Board of Nursing
California Yes None APRN Verification of APRN academic program form. California RN license CA Pharm course  National Certification in Population foci   California Board of Registered Nursing
Colorado Yes None APN or
C-APN

Accredited APRN program graduate.Active Colorado RN License or Compact License 

None National Certification in Population foci    Colorado Board of Nursing
Connecticut Has not been determined - - - - - Connecticut Department of Public Health, Nursing Licensing
Delaware Has not been determined - - - - - Delaware Board of Nursing
District of Cloumbia Has not been determined - - - - - District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Florida Has not been determined - - - - - Department of Health Board of Nursing
Georgia

Yes
Member of ACEMAPP 

None APRN

Accredited MSN or Higher Degree APRN program graduate (within 4 years of application). Georgia RN License 

None National Certification in Population foci   Georgia Board of Nursing
Hawaii Yes None APRN Graduated from an Accredited graduate level education program, Hawaii RN License None National Certification in Population foci  Hawaii Board of Nursing
Idaho Yes None APRN Hold RN license in Idaho or compact. Completed an accredited APRN program National Certification in Population foci  Idaho Board of Nursing
Illinois Yes None APRN Current Illinois RN license None National Certification in Population foci  Illinois Board of Nursing
Indiana Has not been determined - - - - - Indiana State Board of Nursing
Iowa Has not been determined - - - - - Iowa Board of Nursing
Kansas Has not been determined - - - - - Kansas Board of Nursing
Kentucky Yes None APRN

MSN or Post-Master’s Certificate in APRN education.
Hold a current Kentucky RN or compact license.  

None National Certification in Population foci  Kentucky Board of Nursing
Louisiana Has not been determined - - - - - Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Maine Has not been determined - - - - - Maine State Board of Nursing
Maryland

Yes. Approved for AGACNP track of MSN, BSN to DNP, & Certificate Programs
Pending approval for PMHNP*

None APRN

Graduate of MSN, BSN to DNP or Postmasters’ certificate. Transcript must reflect proof of 3Ps.
Current Maryland RN license or compact license 

None National Certification in Population foci  Maryland Board of Nursing
Massachusetts Has not been determined - - - - - Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Michigan Has not been determined - - - - - Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Minnesota Yes None  APRN Current Minnesota RN license, Completed graduate APRN program from accredited program None National Certification in Population foci  Minnesota Board of Nursing
Mississippi Has not been determined - - - - - Mississippi Board of Nursing
Missouri Has not been determined - - - - - Missouri Division of Professional Registration
Montana Yes None APRN Active Montana Rn License or License with a multistate privilege from compact state  None National Certification in Population foci  Montana Board of Nursing
Nebraska Has not been determined - - - - - Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Nevada Yes None APRN Nevada RN License None National Certification in Population foci  Nevada State Board of Nursing
New Hampshire Has not been determined - - - - -
New Hampshire Board of Nursing
New Jersey Has not been determined - - - - - New Jersey Board of Nursing
New Mexico Yes None APRN

Graduated from approved APRN program.  Verification of APRN education form submitted from educational program. Proof of RN license. 

None National Certification in Population foci  New Mexico Board of Nursing
New York Yes None APRN Graduated from approved APRN program and hold a NY RN License  None National Certification in Population foci  Professional Education Program Review
North Carolina Yes None APRN Completed a Master’s or higher degree in Nursing with a focus on Nurse Practitioner education program None National Certification in Population foci  North Carolina Board of Nursing
North Dakota Has not been determined - - - - - North Dakota Board of Nursing
Ohio Yes None APRN Both Student and preceptor must hold an Ohio License None National Certification in Population foci  Ohio Board of Nursing
Oklahoma Has not been determined - - - - - Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Oregon Has not been determined - - - - - Oregon State Board of Nursing
Pennsylvania Has not been determined - - - - - Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
Puerto Rico Has not been determined - - - - - Puerto Rico Board of Nursing
Rhode Island Has not been determined - - - - - RI Department of Health, Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education
South Carolina Yes None APRN Both Student and preceptor must hold an South Carolina  License None National Certification in Population foci  South Carolina Board of Nursing
South Dakota Has not been determined - - - - - South Dakota Board of Nursing
Tennessee Has not been determined - - - - - Tennessee Board of Nursing
Texas Has not been determined - - - - - Texas Board of Nursing
Utah Yes None APRN Hold a current RN license in good standing. Earned a graduate degree from an APRN program None National Certification in Population foci  Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensure
Vermont Yes None APRN

Active Vermont RN License.
Graduate from an APRN program. Proof of completing 3Ps

None National Certification in Population foci  Board of Nursing - VT Secretary of State's Office
Virginia Yes - - Official transcript from a graduate degree program in nursing for APRN. Current Virginia RN License - National Certification in Population foci  Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure
Washington

Yes for the following programs
Approved:
MSN FNP
MSN AGACNP
BSN-DNP AGACNP  

None APRN RN license None National Certification in Population foci  Nursing Care and Quality Assurance Commission
West Virginia Has not been determined - - - - - West Virginia RN Board
Wisconsin Yes None  APRN Current Wisconsin RN License Open book, online exam on the Wisconsin Statutes & Rules  National Certification in Population foci  Wisconsin Board of Nursing
Wyoming Yes None APRN Graduation from an accredited APRN program. Current Wyoming RN License  None National Certification in Population foci  Wyoming State Board of Nursing

*Any degree tracks not listed have been determined not to meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state at this time. Please speak with your advisor if you plan to practice in this state

**Updated on 5/14/2021