A university that offers distance/online education must comply with the laws and regulations of its home state as well as those of any host state where educational experiences are offered. While state higher education requirements and boards of nursing rules and regulations vary greatly between states, the University of Alabama is pursuing state authorization and boards of nursing approvals in most states. In many cases, these processes can be very lengthy.
Currently, the Capstone College of Nursing (CCN) offers distance/online education for students pursuing degrees in the following programs: RN to BSN, MSN, DNP, and a Joint Nursing Science PhD in collaboration with the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Applicants must reside and be licensed in one of the states listed below. Students who are admitted must complete clinical experiences only in the approved state(s) in which they are licensed. Students are required to notify the CCN of any change of residence.
States approved for Nurse Practitioner Programs appear in green in the map and list below: