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Professional Licensure Disclosures

Background- Nightingale College (the College) offers four programs that lead to professional licensure within the State of Utah. States vary in what professions they require to be licensed and how licensure functions. Some states require an individual to graduate from an approved program. Others require an individual to “meet [the] certification requirements of a national organization”. A specific amount of training can also be required as well as passage of an exam based on a state requisite exam score.

State Authorization– Nightingale College is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows the College to provide distance learning programs (both online and in the form of supervised field experiences) and coursework to residents of states other than Utah. NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt the College from state professional licensing requirements. As a result, licensing requirements in Utah may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in any other state.

Relocation– Relocating during the course of a program to another state may impact if the learner can remain in the program, meet the state licensure requirements and/or continue to receive federal funding. Prior to considering relocation, the College encourages learners to contact their program director to discuss authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.

Responsibility of Learners– Learners should review the specific academic requirements for the program in which they are enrolling, including those related to practicum/internship as well as pre-qualifications for licensure such as the need for a criminal background check. The College highly recommends that learners contact the applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence or in the state where they intend to obtain a license before beginning an academic program that results in licensure and prior to beginning any internship/practicum. Licensure boards may require more than successful degree completion to obtain a license. Please be advised that state laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time. Changes in requirements can impact the program’s ability to meet educational requirements for licensure. It is the responsibility of the learner completing the licensure program to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license for the most recent information and requirements.

LICENSING DISCLOSURES

If a learner plans to pursue licensure in a state that is considered undetermined in the list below, the learner must contact that state for specific information relative to that state’s nursing practice act. This contact should be made as early as possible after the location decision has been made.


The table below indicates one of three options regarding program licensure for the Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner program, the college has determined: the program meets the education requirements for licensure; the program does not meet the education requirements for licensure; or a determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the education requirements that lead to licensure or not. For these purposes, “states” include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.

Meets Requirements Does Not Meet Requirements Undetermined
Alaska Maryland Alabama
Arizona   American Samoa
Arkansas   California
Colorado   Connecticut
Delaware   Federated States of Micronesia
Florida   Guam
Georgia   Kentucky
Hawaii   Louisiana
Idaho   New Jersey
Illinois   New York
Indiana   Pennsylvania
Iowa   Puerto Rico
Kansas   Republic of Palau
Maine   Republic of the Marshall Islands
Massachusetts   Rhode Island
Michigan   US Virgin Islands
Minnesota    
Mississippi    
Missouri    
Montana    
Nebraska    
Nevada    
New Hampshire    
New Mexico    
North Carolina    
North Dakota    
Northern Mariana Islands    
Ohio    
Oklahoma    
Oregon    
South Carolina    
South Dakota    
Tennessee    
Texas    
Utah    
Vermont    
Virginia    
Washington    
Washington, D.C.    
West Virginia    
Wisconsin    
Wyoming  

 

The table below indicates one of three options regarding program licensure for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, the college has determined: the program meets the education requirements for licensure; the program does not meet the education requirements for licensure; or a determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the education requirements that lead to licensure or not. For these purposes, “states” include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.

Nightingale College endeavors to make a reasonable effort to determine learner eligibility for licensure. However, due to the ever-changing nature of statues, rules, and regulations of the varying states/territories, the below list cannot be considered a guarantee for licensure. Learners are strongly encouraged to contact their local state board of nursing for the most up to date eligibility requirements.

Meets Requirements Does Not Meet Requirements Undetermined
Alabama*   American Samoa
Alaska   Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands
Arizona   Federated States of Micronesia
Arkansas   Puerto Rico
California*   Republic of Palau
Colorado   Republic of the Marshall Islands
Connecticut    
Delaware    
Florida    
Georgia    
Guam    
Hawaii    
Idaho    
Illinois*    
Indiana    
Iowa    
Kansas    
Kentucky    
Louisiana    
Maine*    
Maryland    
Massachusetts    
Michigan    
Minnesota    
Mississippi    
Missouri    
Montana    
Nebraska    
Nevada    
New Hampshire    
New Jersey    
New Mexico    
New York    
North Carolina    
North Dakota    
Ohio    
Oklahoma    
Oregon    
Pennsylvania    
Rhode Island    
South Carolina    
South Dakota    
Tennessee*    
Texas    
US Virgin Islands    
Utah    
Vermont    
Virginia    
Washington    
Washington, D.C.    
West Virginia    
Wisconsin    
Wyoming    

 

The table below indicates one of three options regarding program licensure for the Associate of Science in Nursing program, the college has determined: the program meets the education requirements for licensure; the program does not meet the education requirements for licensure; or a determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the education requirements that lead to licensure or not. For these purposes, “states” include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.

Meets Requirements 

Does Not Meet Requirements 

Undetermined 

Alabama 

Maryland 

California 

Alaska 

 

Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands 

Arizona 

 

Connecticut 

Arkansas 

 

Georgia 

Colorado 

 

Guam 

Delaware 

 

Louisiana 

Florida 

 

Massachusetts 

Hawaii 

 

Mississippi 

Idaho 

 

Nebraska 

Illinois 

 

New Jersey 

Indiana 

 

North Dakota 

Iowa 

 

Puerto Rico 

Kansas 

 

Republic of Palau 

Kentucky 

 

Republic of the Marshall Islands 

Maine 

 

Rhode Island 

Michigan 

 

Tennessee 

Minnesota 

 

US Virgin Islands 

Missouri 

 

Virginia 

Montana 

 

 

Nevada 

 

 

New Hampshire 

 

 

New Mexico 

 

 

New York 

 

 

North Carolina 

 

 

Ohio 

 

 

Oklahoma 

 

 

Oregon 

 

 

Pennsylvania 

 

 

South Carolina 

 

 

South Dakota 

 

 

Texas 

 

 

Utah 

 

 

Vermont 

 

 

Washington 

 

 

Washington, D.C. 

 

 

West Virginia 

 

 

Wisconsin 

 

 

Wyoming 

 

 

 


 

The table below indicates one of three options regarding program licensure for the Practical Nursing Diploma Program, the college has determined: the program meets the education requirements for licensure; the program does not meet the education requirements for licensure; or a determination has not been made as to whether the program meets the education requirements that lead to licensure or not. For these purposes, “states” include the District of Columbia and the US protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.

Meets Requirements Does Not Meet Requirements Undetermined
Alaska Maryland Alabama
Arizona   American Samoa
Arkansas   Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands
California   Connecticut
Colorado   Federated States of Micronesia
Delaware   Georgia
Florida   Guam
Idaho   Hawaii
Illinois   Kentucky
Indiana   Louisiana
Iowa   Maine
Kansas   Mississippi
Massachusetts   Missouri
Michigan   New Jersey
Minnesota   New Mexico
Montana   Puerto Rico
Nebraska   Republic of Palau
Nevada   Republic of the Marshall Islands
New Hampshire   Rhode Island
New York   Tennessee
North Carolina   US Virgin Islands
North Dakota   Vermont
Ohio   Virginia
Oklahoma   Washington
Oregon   West Virginia
Pennsylvania    
Texas    
Utah    
Wisconsin    
Wyoming  

 

As a resource, NCSBN posts board of nursing professional licensure requirements for all US states and jurisdictions. See "NCSBN Board of Nursing Professional Licensure Requirements."

*Additional licensure requirements may be imposed by individual state boards of nursing. Contact the respective State Board of Nursing to verify.

State Contact Page General Phone # General E-Mail
Alabama https://www.abn.alabama.gov/contact-us/ https://www.abn.alabama.gov/about/#tab-staffemaildirectory 1-800-656-5318 abn@abn.alabama.gov
Alaska https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofNursing/Contacts.aspx (907) 269-8098 BoardofNursing@alaska.gov
Arizona https://www.azbn.gov/board/contact https://www.azbn.gov/board/staff-directory (602) 771-7800 bmelton@azbn.gov
Arkansas https://www.arsbn.org/staff (501) 686-2700 carla.davis@arkansas.gov
California https://www.rn.ca.gov/contact.shtml (916) 322-3350 renewals.brn@dca.ca.gov
Colorado https://dpo.colorado.gov/Nursing#:~:text=Please%20contact%20the%20Division%20at,.co.us%20for%20assistance. (303) 894-2430 Dora_nursingboard@state.co.us
Connecticut https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Public-Health-Hearing-Office/Board-of-Examiners-for-Nursing/Board-of-Examiners-for-Nursing (860)-509-7603 dph.nursingteam@ct.gov.
Delaware https://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/ (302) 744-4500 customerservice.dpr@delaware.gov
Florida https://floridasnursing.gov/contact/ (850) 245-4125 health@flhealth.gov
Georgia Georgia Nursing (844) 753-7825 nursing@sos.ga.gov.
Hawaii http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/nursing/ (808) 586-2695 nursing@dcca.hawaii.gov
Idaho https://ibn.idaho.gov/contact/ (208) 577-2476 info@ibn.idaho.gov
Illinois Illinois Nursing Board 1-888-473-4858
Indiana Indiana Nursing Board (317) 234-2043 pla2@pla.IN.gov
Iowa https://nursing.iowa.gov/about-us/contact-us/contact-us-specialty-area (515) 281-3255 newnurse@iowa.gov
Kansas https://ksbn.kansas.gov/staff/ (785) 296-4929 raeann.byrd@ks.gov
Kentucky https://kbn.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx (502) 429-3300 Jodi.Velazquez@ky.gov
Louisiana Louisana Nursing Board (225)755-7500 lsbn@lsbn.state.la.us
Maine https://www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/board-information/staff-contact.html (207) 287-1133 linda.f.elliot@maine.gov
Maryland https://mbon.maryland.gov/Pages/departmental-emails.aspx (410) 585-1900
Massachusetts https://www.mass.gov/info-details/contact-the-board-of-registration-in-nursing (800) 414-0168 nursing.admin@state.ma.us
Michigan https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90501_90626-250441–,00.html (517) 373-8068 BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov
Minnesota https://mn.gov/boards/nursing/about-us/our-staff/ (612) 317-3000 Nursing.Board@state.mn.us
Mississippi https://www.msbn.ms.gov/board/contact-us (601) 957-6300 pjohnson@msbn.ms.gov
Missouri https://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp (573) 751-0681 nursing@pr.mo.gov
Montana http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/nur#0?1 DLIBSDHELP@MT.GOV
Nebraska http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Nurse-Licensing.aspx (402) 471-4376 DHHS.NursingOffice@nebraska.gov
Nevada https://nevadanursingboard.org/board-executive-staff/ (888) 590-6726 nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us
New Hampshire New Hampshire Nursing Board (603) 271-2152 board.questions@oplc.nh.gov.
New Jersey https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/default.aspx (973) 504-6430 NursingUpdates@dca.lps.state.nj.us
New Mexico https://nmbon.sks.com/staff-directory.aspx (505) 841-8340 sasha.poole@state.nm.us
New York New York Nursing Board (518) 474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 120 nursebd@nysed.gov,
North Carolina https://www.ncbon.com/contact-staff-directory (919) 782-3211
North Dakota https://www.ndbon.org/Contact%20Us/Info.asp (701) 328-9777 contactus@ndbon.org
Ohio https://nursing.ohio.gov/about-the-board/contact/ (614) 466-3947 board@nursing.ohio.gov
Oklahoma http://nursing.ok.gov/about.html#Board (405) 962-1800 obnwebmaster@nursing.ok.gov
Oregon https://www.oregon.gov/osbn/Pages/board-members.aspx (971) 673-0685 oregon.bn.info@state.or.us.
Pennsylvania https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/Pages/Board-Contacts.aspx (717) 783-7142 ST-NURSE@PA.GOV
Rhode Island https://opengov.sos.ri.gov/OpenMeetingsPublic/BoardMembers?subtopmenuId=203&EntityID=2408&MeetingID=0 (401) 222-5700 margaret.clifton@health.ri.gov
South Carolina https://llr.sc.gov/nurse/finalorders.aspx (803) 896-4550 nurseboard@llr.sc.gov
South Dakota https://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/staff.aspx (605) 362-2760 DOH.info@state.sd.us
Tennessee https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/nursing-board/nursing-board/about.html (615) 532-5166 tn.health@tn.gov
Texas Texas Nursing Board (512) 305-7400 webmaster@bon.texas.gov
Utah https://dopl.utah.gov/nurse/index.html (801) 530-6628 ttogisala@utah.gov
Vermont https://sos.vermont.gov/opr/about-opr/contact-us/ 802-828-2396 michelle.lavoie@vermont.gov
Virginia https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Nursing/AbouttheBoard/BoardMembers/ (804) 367-4515 nursebd@dhp.virginia.gov
Washington Washington Nursing Board (360) 236-4703 nursing@doh.wa.gov
West Virginia https://wvrnboard.wv.gov/Pages/contact.aspx (304) 744-0900 rnboard@wv.gov
Wisconsin https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/Nursing/Default.aspx (608) 266-2112 dsps@wi.gov
Wyoming Wyoming Nursing Board 307-777-7601 wsbn-info-licensing@wyo.gov
       
Territory: Contact Page General Phone # General E-Mail
America Samoa American Samoa Nursing Board (684) 633-4606 info@as.gov
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands https://nmibon.info/contact-us/ (670) 233-2263 nmibon@gmail.com
District of Columbia https://dchealth.dc.gov/bon (202) 442-5955 doh@dc.gov
Federated States of Micronesia Unable to locate Website (691) 320-2640
Guam https://dphss.guam.gov/contact-us-2/ (671) 735-7409 Rosemary.Carman@dphss.guam.gov
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Nursing Board (787) 502-2946
Republic of Palau https://www.palaugov.pw/executive-branch/ministries/health/bureau-of-nursing/#:~:text=The%20Bureau%20of%20Nursing%20(BON,the%20Division%20of%20Clinical%20Nursing. (680) 488-2552 or 2553
Republic of the Marshall Islands https://www.facebook.com/rmimoh/ (692) 625-7710
U.S. Virgin Islands US Virgin Island Nursing Board (340) 774-7477
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