Accreditation and Affiliations

Nightingale College is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Schools (ABHES). ABHES is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency. For more information:

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Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N.
Falls Church, VA 22043
(703) 917-9503


The Nightingale College, Associate Degree in Nursing and Practical Nursing programs are pursuing pre-accreditation candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037: phone 202-909-2526.  Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Lesleyan Jackson (, NLN CNEA Manager of Accreditation Services, no later than April 23, 2020.


The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc (ACEN). For more information:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)acen-seal
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Nightingale College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


Nightingale College has been approved by Utah to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

Nightingale College has entered into a Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understating (MOU) with the Department of Defense (DoD). Participation in the program allows the College to offer Tuition Assistance (TA) to qualified students.

Department of Defense

Nightingale College is a signatory to the White House’s Joining Forces Initiative. Joining Forces educational partners help servicemembers and their families by expanding education opportunities, easing transferability of academic credit, and increase job training opportunities for servicemembers, military spouses, and veterans.

Joining Forces Initiative

Nightingale College is a member of the National League for Nursing.

National League for Nursing

Nightingale College is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

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