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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

  • The BON has an educational guideline that sets forth rules, allowing out-of-state pre-licensure nursing programs to conduct clinical learning experiences in Texas healthcare facilities. This includes VN and RN education programs.
  • Currently, 12 out-of-state nursing programs have been approved to conduct clinical learning experiences in Texas. Approved states include: Arkansas, Indiana, Oklahoma, Maryland, New Mexico, Washington, D.C..
  • For programs seeking to obtain approval from Board staff, they must follow our guideline of required steps, including a $500.00 fee, evidence of approval from their home state board of nursing, and evidence of an 80% licensure pass rate for the previous reporting year.

School
Contact person
Timeframe of Approval Location(s)
Allegany College of Maryland
12401 Willowbrook Rd SE
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-784-5563
www.allegany.edu

LPN to RN online program
Rick Cooper, MSN, RN
Program Director and Professor of Nursing
Allegany College of Maryland
Department of Nursing
Allied Health Building, Office #219
12401 Willowbrook Rd SE
Cumberland, MD 21502
rcooper@allegany.edu
02/01/2022 - 12/31/2022

Date Last Approved:
09/07/2021 - 12/31/2021

Original Approval:
2015
Alvin ISD - Alvin, TX

Baptist St. Anthony's Health System - Amarillo, TX

Baylor Scott & White - Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Temple, Waco, TX

Carl R. Darnell Army Medical Center - Fort Hood, TX

El Campo Memorial Hospital - El Campo, TX

Frio Regional Hospital - Pearsall, TX

Heart of Texas Healthcare - Brady, TX

Kindred Hospital - Houston, TX

Medical City Healthcare - Dallas, TX

Memorial Hermann - Pearland, TX

Memorial Hermann Southeast - Houston, TX

Mesa Springs - Fort Worth, TX

Mid Jefferson Extended Care Hospital, Nederland

Oakbend Medical Center - Richmond, TX

Preferred Hospital - Sabine County Hospital - Hemphill, TX

Professional Home Health - Euless, TX

Regent Care Center - El Paso, TX

Somervell County Hospital District - Glen Rose, TX

Tarrant County Hospital District - JPS Health Network - Fort Worth, TX

Texas Health Huguley - Burleson, TX

The Plaza at Buckingham - Houston, TX

University of Texas Health East Texas - Tyler, TX

VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Healthcare - Corpus Christi, TX

Wise Health System - Decatur, TX
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
PO Box 960
De Queen, AR 71832
Phone: 870-584-4471
Fax: 870-642-8216
www.cccua.edu

PN and LPN to RN programs
Kimberly Dickerson, BSN, RN, Division Chair, Medical Education
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas
183 College Drive
De Queen, AR 71832
kdickerson@cccua.edu
870-584-1147
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022

Date Last Approved:
01/2021 - 12/31/2021

Original Approval:
2009
Wadley Regional Medical Center - Texarkana, TX

Christus Health Ark-La-Tex (Christus St. Michael Health System) - Texarkana, TX
Dona Anna Community College
3400 South Espina, MSC 3DA
Las Cruces, NM 88003
575-527-7735

LVN/LPN and ADN programs
Cynthia Olivas, DNP, RN
Program Director
Dona Ana Community College
New Mexico State University
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003
575-528-7209
colivas@dacc.nmsu.edu
cvalenti@nmsu.edu

01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022

Original Approval:
2022
Cancer & Blood Medicine Clinic - El Paso, TX

The Hospitals of Providence (Tenet) - El Paso, TX
East Central University
1100 E. 14th Street,
PMB V-8
Ada, OK 74820-6999
580-559-5434
www.ecok.edu/nursing
Darcy Duncan, DNP, RN, CPN, 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
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022

Date Last Approved:
01/2021 - 12/31/2021

Original Approval:
2013
Texoma Medical Center - Denison, TX

Wilson N Jones Regional Medical Center - Sherman, TX

Paris Regional Medical Center - Paris, TX
Eastern Oklahoma State College
1301 W. Main Street
Wilburton, OK 74578
918-465-1796
www.eosc.edu
Gina Bullock, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing
Eastern Oklahoma State College
1301 W. Main Street
Wilburton, OK 74578
gbullock@eosc.edu
01/07/2022 - 12/31/2022

Date Last Approved:
01/2021 - 12/31/2021

Original Approval:
2016
Baylor Scott & White Surgical Center - Sherman, TX

Paris Regional Medical Center - Paris, TX
Georgetown University
37th & O Streets NW
Washington D.C. 74578
918-465-1796
https://nhs.georgetown.edu/
Lauren Hlava – Asst. Dir. Compliance
202-687-4239
Lauren.Hlava@georgetown.edu
Edilma Yearwood, PhD, PMHCNS- BC, FAAN, Chair Dept. of Professional Nursing Practice
School of Nursing & Health Studies
3700 Reservoir Rd. NW
St. Mary’s Hall
Washington D. C. 20007
ELY2@georgetown.edu
08/16/2021 - 08/31/2022

Date Last Approved:
6/1/2022 – 5/31/2022
Original Approval:
6/2022
Seton Family of Hospitals and Clinics, Austin, Texas

William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas
Indiana State University
School of Nursing
401 N. 4th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809 http://www.indstate.edu

LPN to BSN program
Dr. Lea Hall
Executive Director of Nursing
Indiana State University
School of Nursing
401 N. 4th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
lea.hall@indstate.edu
08/16/2021 - 08/31/2022

Date Last Approved:
03/2020 - 12/31/2020

Original Approval:
2017
BSA Health Systems - Amarillo, TX

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center - Houston, TX

Palo Pinto General Hospital - Mineral Wells, TX

PAM Specialty Hospital - San Antonio, TX
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
www.ktc.edu

PN program
Shelly Hovis, RN, MS
Director, Practical Nursing
shovis@ktc.edu
06/2022 - 06/2023

Date Last Approved:
06/2021 - 06/2022

Original Approval:
2008
Carrus Behavioral Health Hospital - Sherman, TX

Carrus Specialty Hospital - Sherman, TX

Carrus Rehabilitation Hospital - Sherman, TX

Clifton Wilkerson, MD, Clinic - Paris, TX

Paris Regional Medical Center - Paris, TX

Physical Therapy Clinic of Paris, L.P. - Paris, TX

Titus Regional Medical Center - Mt. Pleasant, TX

Hospitality House - Mt. Pleasant and Texarkana, TX

Truman W. Smith Children's Care Center - Gladewater, TX
Southern Arkansas University
P.O. Box 9406
Magnolia, AR 71754-8000
870-235-4331

BSN program
Dr. Karen Landry, Chair
Department of Nursing
Southern Arkansas University
100 E. University MSC 9402
Magnolia, AR 71753
karenlandry@saumag.edu
870-235-4330
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022

Date Last Approved:
01/2021 - 12/31/2021

Original Approval:
2013
Christus Health Ark-La-Tex - Texarkana, TX
University of Arkansas
2 East Center Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701

LPN to BSN program
Cleston Murray
Manager of Compliance & Market Research
Global Campus
2 East Central Street
Fayetteville, AR 78701
clestonm@uark.edu
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022

Date Last Approved:
01/2021 - 12/31/2021

Original Approval:
2019
Access Mental Health Clinic - Jacksonville, TX

Allen ISD - Allen, TX

Burleson ISD - Burleson, TX

City Hospital - Dallas, TX

McKinney ISD - McKinney, TX

Nadine ISD - Hutto, TX

New Hope Manor - Cedar Park, TX

North Texas Medical Center - Gainsville, TX

Parkland Health & Hospital System - Dallas, TX

Platinum Home Health - Irving, TX

Woodland Heights Medical Center- Lufkin, TX
University of Arkansas Community College
2500 South Main St.
Hope, AR 71801
870-777-5722
www.uaht.edu

PN and LPN to RN programs
Jessica Schroader, BSN, RN
PN Program Director/ARNEC Chair
University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana
2500 South Main St.
Hope, AR 71801
jessica.schroader@uaht.edu
870-722-8505
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022

Date Last Approved:
04/2021 - 12/31/2021

Original Approval:
2009
Wadley Regional Medical Center - Texarkana, TX

Christus Health Ark-La-Tex - Texarkana, TX

Hospice of Texarkana - Texarkana, TX

Opportunities, Inc. - Texarkana, TX

Cornerstone, an MRC Health Living Community - Texarkana, TX
Western Oklahoma State College (WOSC - ADN)
2801 N. Main St
Altus, OK, 73521
Phone: 580-477-7830
Fax: 580-477-7707
www.wosc.edu/nursing
Chrystal Overton, MS, RN
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Western Oklahoma State College
2801 N. Main St
Altus, OK 73521
chrystal.overton@wosc.edu
580-477-7941
01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022

Date Last Approved:
12/07/2020 - 12/31/2021

Original Approval:
2014
North Texas State Hospital - Vernon and Wichita Falls, TX