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Education – Out-of-State Nursing Programs Approved to Conduct Clinical Learning Experiences

Out-of-State nursing education programs planning to conduct clinical learning experiences in Texas require approval from the Texas Board of Nursing (Board/BON) prior to the initiation of any clinical learning experience.  Approval from the BON exempts nursing students from the Nursing Practice Act [Sec.301.004, (a)(6)]. Education Guideline 3.1.1.f. provides information relevant to the application process.

Process for Approval of a Pre-licensure Nursing Education Program Outside Texas’ Jurisdiction to Conduct Clinicals in Texas.

To conduct business/educational activities in the State of Texas, approval/accreditation/licensing or exemption of such from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is required.  This approval must precede the approval process conducted by the Texas BON. 

TWC  - http://www.twc.state.tx.us/
THECB - http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/

List of out-of-state nursing education programs currently approved to conduct clinical learning experiences in Texas

Contact person
Date Last Approved
Allegany College of Maryland
12401 Willowbrook Rd SE
Cumberland, MD 21502
LPN-RN online program
Diane Chase, MSN, RN
Online LPN-RN Program Lead
Phone: 301-784-5563
Various locations
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
PO Box 960
De Queen, AR 71832
Phone: 870-584-4471
Fax: 870-642-8216
Kim Dickerson, BSN, RN, Division Chair, Medical Education
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
183 College Drive
De Queen, Arkansas 71832
Phone: 870-584-1147
3/2019 Texarkana:
Wadley Regional Medical Center;
Christus Health Ark-La-Tex (Christus St. Michael Health System)
East Central University
1100 E. 14th Street PMB V-8
Ada, OK 74820-6999
Phone: 580-559-5434
Dr. Darcy Duncan, Interim Director/
Assistant Professor
East Central University
School of Nursing
1100 E. 14th Street, PMB V-8
Science Hall, Room 318-B
Ada, OK 74820-6999 darndun@ecok.edu
Texoma Medical Center

Eastern Oklahoma State College
1301 W. Main
Wilburton, OK 74578
Phone: 918-465-1796
Gina Bullock, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing
Eastern Oklahoma State College
1301 W. Main Street
Wilburton, Oklahoma 74578
Paris Regional Medical Center
Indiana State University
School of Nursing
401 N. 4th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809 http://www.indstate.edu
Dr. Lea Hall
Executive Director of Nursing
Indiana State University
School of Nursing
401 N. 4th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
2/2019 * NIX Health, San Antonio;
* Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital, Arlington;
* Wise Health System, Decatur;
* Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont;
* Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center, Eagle Pass;
* Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Houston
Kiamichi Technology Centers
School of Practical Nursing
PO Box 70, 405 SW O St
Antlers, OK 74523-0070
Phone: 580-298-5160
Fax: 580-298-6412
Shelly Hovis, RN, MS
Director, Practical Nursing
Southern Arkansas University
P.O. Box 9406
Magnolia, AR 71754-8000
Phone: 870-235-4331
Dr. Karen Landry, Chair
Department of Nursing
Southern Arkansas University
100 E. University MSC 9402
Magnolia, AR 71753
Phone: 870-235-4330
3/2019 Texarkana:
Christus Health Ark-La-Tex
University of Arkansas Community College
2500 South Main St.
Hope, AR 71801
Phone: 870-777-5722
Lori Arnette, BSN, RN
PN Program Director/ARNEC Chair
University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana
2500 South Main
Hope, AR 71801
Phone: 870-722-8505
4/2019 Texarkana:
Christus Health Ark-La-Tex; Cornerstone, an MRC Health Living Community; Hospice of Texarkana; Opportunities, Inc.; Wadley Regional Medical Center
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
College of Nursing
4301 W. Markham, Slot 529
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-686-8349
Fax: 501-686-7998
Donna J. Middaugh, PhD, RN
Associate Dean for Academic Programs
UAMS College of Nursing
4301 W. Markhamm, Slot 529
Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-686-8349
4/2019 Texarkana:
Christus St. Michael Health System; Christus St. Michael Rehabilitation Hospital; Wadley Regional Hospital
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Department of Nursing
105 Garfield Avenue
PO Box 4004
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Phone: 715-836-5004
Melissa Boellaard, MSN, RN
Clinical Agency Coordinator for pre-licensure programs
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Room 245
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Phone: 715-836-4900
Fax: 715-836-5943
Western Oklahoma State College (WOSC - ADN)
2801 N. Main St
Altus, OK, 73521
Phone: 580-477-7830
Fax: 580-477-7707
Chrystal Overton, MS, RN
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Western Oklahoma State College
2801 N. Main St
Altus, OK 73521
Phone: 580-477-7941
Vernon and Wichita Falls:
North Texas State Hospital