Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosures

Professional Licensure Disclosures

Background- Nightingale College (the College) offers two 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

  • 668.50(b)(7)Professional Licensure/Certification
    The curriculum for programs customarily leading to licensure at Nightingale College have been designed to meet the licensure/certification requirements in Utah as well as preparing learners to apply for the national NCLEX licensure exam. The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. The state professional licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure.

CUSTOMARILY LEADING TO LICENSURE

Learners who receive an Associate or Bachelor of Science degree in nursing are eligible to sit for the national certification exam. 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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Associate Degree in Nursing programs: the program meets licensure requirements; the program does not meet the licensure requirements; or a determination has not been made as to whether the program leads to licensure. 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 RequirementsDoes Not Meet RequirementsUndetermined
Alabama*VirginiaAmerican Samoa
AlaskaConnecticut
ArizonaLouisiana
ArkansasMicronesia
California*Puerto Rico
ColoradoRepublic of Palau
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana IslandsRepublic of the Marshall Islands
DelawareTennessee
District of Columbia
Federated States of Micronesia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois*
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
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
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

As a resource, NCSBN posts board of nursing professional licensure requirements for all US states and jurisdictions. See https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm*Additional licensure requirements may be imposed by individual state boards of nursing. Contact the respective State Board of Nursing to verify.

BOARD INFORMATION FOR EACH STATE/TERRITORY

StateContact PageGeneral Phone #General E-Mail
Alabamahttps://www.abn.alabama.gov/contact-us/ https://www.abn.alabama.gov/about/#tab-staffemaildirectory1-800-656-5318abn@abn.alabama.gov
Alaskahttps://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofNursing/Contacts.aspxBoardofNursing@alaska.gov
Arizonahttps://www.azbn.gov/board/contact https://www.azbn.gov/board/staff-directory(602) 771-7800
Arkansashttps://www.arsbn.org/staff(501) 686-2700
Californiahttps://www.rn.ca.gov/contact.shtml(916) 322-3350
Coloradohttps://dpo.colorado.gov/Nursing#:~:text=Please%20contact%20the%20Division%20at,.co.us%20for%20assistance.(303) 894-2430Dora_nursingboard@state.co.us
Connecticuthttps://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Public-Health-Hearing-Office/Board-of-Examiners-for-Nursing/Board-of-Examiners-for-Nursing
Delawarehttps://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/(302) 744-4500customerservice.dpr@delaware.gov
Floridahttps://floridasnursing.gov/contact/health@flhealth.gov
Georgiahttps://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/45/contact_the_georgia_board_of_nursing(844) 753-7825nursing@sos.ga.gov.
Hawaiihttp://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/nursing/(808) 586-2695nursing@dcca.hawaii.gov
Idahohttps://ibn.idaho.gov/contact/(208) 577-2476info@ibn.idaho.gov
Illinoishttps://www.idfpr.com/Contact/DPRContact.asp https://www.idfpr.com/profs/Nursing.asp1-888-473-4858
Indianahttps://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm(317) 234-2043pla2@pla.IN.gov
Iowahttps://nursing.iowa.gov/about-us/contact-us/contact-us-specialty-area(515) 281-3255
Kansashttps://ksbn.kansas.gov/staff/(785) 296-4929
Kentuckyhttps://kbn.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx(502) 429-3300
Louisianahttp://www.lsbn.state.la.us/About/ContactUS.aspx(225)755-7500lsbn@lsbn.state.la.us
Mainehttps://www.maine.gov/boardofnursing/board-information/staff-contact.html(207) 287-1133
Marylandhttps://mbon.maryland.gov/Pages/departmental-emails.aspx(410) 585-1900
Massachusettshttps://www.mass.gov/info-details/contact-the-board-of-registration-in-nursing(800) 414-0168nursing.admin@state.ma.us
Michiganhttps://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90501_90626-250441–,00.html(517) 373-8068BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov
Minnesotahttps://mn.gov/boards/nursing/about-us/our-staff/(612) 317-3000Nursing.Board@state.mn.us
Mississippihttps://www.msbn.ms.gov/board/contact-us(601) 957-6300
Missourihttps://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp(573) 751-0681nursing@pr.mo.gov
Montanahttp://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/nur#0?1
Nebraskahttp://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Nurse-Licensing.aspx(402) 471-4376DHHS.NursingOffice@nebraska.gov
Nevadahttps://nevadanursingboard.org/board-executive-staff/(888) 590-6726nursingboard@nsbn.state.nv.us
New Hampshirehttps://www.oplc.nh.gov/nursing/contact.htm
New Jerseyhttps://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/default.aspx(973) 504-6430NursingUpdates@dca.lps.state.nj.us
New Mexicohttps://nmbon.sks.com/staff-directory.aspx
New Yorkhttp://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/nursecontact.htm(518) 474-3817, Press 1 then ext. 120nursebd@nysed.gov,
North Carolinahttps://www.ncbon.com/contact-staff-directory(919) 782-3211
North Dakotahttps://www.ndbon.org/Contact%20Us/Info.asp(701) 328-9777contactus@ndbon.org
Ohiohttps://nursing.ohio.gov/about-the-board/contact/(614) 466-3947board@nursing.ohio.gov
Oklahomahttp://nursing.ok.gov/about.html#Board(405) 962-1800obnwebmaster@nursing.ok.gov
Oregonhttps://www.oregon.gov/osbn/Pages/board-members.aspxoregon.bn.info@state.or.us.
Pennsylvaniahttps://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/Pages/Board-Contacts.aspx(717) 783-3945
Rhode Islandhttps://opengov.sos.ri.gov/OpenMeetingsPublic/BoardMembers?subtopmenuId=203&EntityID=2408&MeetingID=0(401) 222-5700margaret.clifton@health.ri.gov
South Carolinahttps://llr.sc.gov/nurse/finalorders.aspx(803) 896-4550nurseboard@llr.sc.gov
South Dakotahttps://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/staff.aspx(605) 362-2760DOH.info@state.sd.us
Tennesseehttps://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/nursing-board/nursing-board/about.html
Texashttps://www.bon.texas.gov/contact_us.asp
Utahhttps://dopl.utah.gov/nurse/index.html(801) 530-6628
Vermonthttps://sos.vermont.gov/opr/about-opr/contact-us/
Virginiahttps://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Nursing/AbouttheBoard/BoardMembers/(804) 367-4515nursebd@dhp.virginia.gov
Washingtonhttps://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission/ContactUsnursing@doh.wa.gov
West Virginiahttps://wvrnboard.wv.gov/Pages/contact.aspx(304) 744-0900rnboard@wv.gov
Wisconsinhttps://dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/Nursing/Default.aspx(608) 266-2112dsps@wi.gov
Wyominghttps://wsbn.wyo.gov/contact-us
Territory:Contact PageGeneral Phone #General E-Mail
America Samoahttps://www.americansamoa.gov/department-of-public-health(684) 633-4606info@as.gov
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islandshttps://nmibon.info/contact-us/(670) 233-2263nmibon@gmail.com
District of Columbiahttps://dchealth.dc.gov/bon(202) 442-5955doh@dc.gov
Federated States of MicronesiaUnable to locate Website(691) 320-2640
Guamhttps://dphss.guam.gov/contact-us-2/(671) 735-7409Rosemary.Carman@dphss.guam.gov
Puerto Rico. http://www2.pr.gov/Directorios/Pages/InfoAgencia.aspx?PRIFA=090(787) 502-2946
Republic of Palauhttps://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 Islandshttps://www.facebook.com/rmimoh/(692) 625-7710
U.S. VIrgin Islandshttps://doh.vi.gov/programs/permits-licenses-and-certificates(340) 774-7477

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