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Our Lady of the Lake College is a private, non-profit Catholic institution located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. OLOL College seeks authorization or exemption in U.S. states and territories in compliance with federal and state regulation that govern offering online educational programs. OLOL College continuously monitors regulations that govern online education at the state and federal level. Pursuant with C.F.R. 600.9(c), the College is in the process of making good faith efforts to identify and obtain all necessary State authorizations for online learning before July 1, 2014.

For specific information regarding state authorizations, approvals, licensure or exemptions, please contact Dr. Eric Seneca in the Office of Academic and Administrative Technology.

*Updated 04/07/2014

Alabama

Our Lady of the Lake College is not currently seeking authorization to offer online distance learning courses in the State of Alabama. This page will be updated if Our Lady of the Lake College seeks authorization from the State of Alabama in the future.

ALASKA

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. Our Lake of the Lake College meets the criteria for exemption from the authorization provisions of AS 14:48 per regulation 20 AAC 17.015(a)(8) and therefore, can offer online distance learning courses to the students of the State of Alaska.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Alaska State Board of Nursing. Our Lady of the Lake College is required to report any student of Alaska enrolled in our RN to BSN distance education program  to the Alaska Board of Nursing and the student must have an unencumbered RN license in a state or territory of the US. Our Lady of the Lake College has state approval in the State of Louisiana.

ARIZONA

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.  The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education does not require licensure of distance education programs as long as there is no physical presence in Arizona, as defined by A.R.S. § 32-3001(5). Our Lady of the Lake College does not have a physical presence in Arizona.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Arizona State Board of Nursing and awaiting a response.  This website will be updated upon receiving a response.

ARKANSAS

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The Arkansas Department of Higher Education indicates if an institution has programs listed in the SREB Electronic Campus, those programs do not need to be certified in Arkansas.  Our Lady of the Lake College has listed its online programs in the SREB Electronic Campus and is awaiting confirmation from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education that authorization is not necessary to offer online distance learning courses in Arkansas. This page will be updated once a confirmation has been obtained.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.  Post licensure online programs are only required to seek certification from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. There are no requirements for the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.

CALIFORNIA

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Because Our Lady of the Lake College does not have a physical presence in California, it does not need to seek approval from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer online classes to California students.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the State Board of Nursing in California.  The California Board of Nursing has no jurisdiction over post RN education so there are no registration requirements with this board.  Our Lady of the Lake College only needs to follow its own requirements to place RN students in California.

COLORADO

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Our Lady of the Lake College is permitted to enroll Colorado residents into its online courses and programs without the need for authorization.  Colorado’s regulations for physical presence can be found on pages 5&6 of the following policy: Click here for policy

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the State Board of Nursing in Colorado which has no jurisdiction over post licensure nursing education programs. Therefore Our Lady of the Lake College is permitted to offer such courses in Colorado.

CONNECTICUT

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Connecticut Office of Higher Education. "At present, the Office of Higher Education does not regulate placement of students in experiential settings, unless the institution has a physical presence in Connecticut (see 10a-34-24 above). Until 2009, the agency did regulate student teacher placements in Connecticut from out-of-state institutions, but since that time, the agency has no longer required these placements to be licensed.

In addition, according to guidance released by the US Department of Education on March 17, 2011 (GEN-11-05), a document verifying no authorization is required by a state is not necessary for institutions to comply with the regulations for state authorization (See #22), and the Office of Higher Education does not issue such letters."

Our Lady of the Lake College is not required to request authorization to offer online distance learning courses in this state.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing: As per the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing there is no licensure requirement for Our Lady of the Lake College's online RN to BSN program for Connecticut.

DELAWARE

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Delaware Department of Education. The Delaware Department of Education states Our Lady of the Lake College does not need to submit an application for approval to the Delaware Department of Education in order to offer online programs to Delaware residents.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Delaware State Board of Nursing through the Delaware Department of State; Division of Professional Regulation says that Delaware regulates only undergraduate pre-licensure programs.  Therefore Our Lady of the Lake College is not required to be registered to offer the RN to BSN program online with the Delaware State Board of Nursing.

FLORIDA

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Florida Department of Education.  The Florida Commission for Independent Education does not regulate postsecondary education institutions that do not have a physical presence in Florida.  Our Lady of the Lake College does not have a physical presence in Florida and therefore is not required to be authorized to offer purely online distance education post-secondary programs in the state of Florida.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Florida Board of Nursing. Out-of-state distance learning and post-licensure programs not required to secure authorization from the Florida Board of Nursing. Programs that have attained ACEN or CCNE accreditation are not under the jurisdiction of the Florida Board of Nursing. Additionally, programs that do not have a physical presence in the State of Florida, have no obligations to the Florida Department of Education.

GEORGIA

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (NPEC) of Georgia.  Our Lady of the Lake has been informed that it need not take further action in order to provide online, distance or correspondence education to Georgia students.  This determination will extend to November 30, 2014.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Georgia State Board of Nursing. The Georgia State Board of Nursing does not require Board approval for post licensure programs.

HAWAII

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program (HPEAP).  Law governing postsecondary learning is only applies to institutions with a physical presence in Hawaii and does not extend to institutions who offer courses exclusively online to Hawaiian students.  At this time, an exemption (no physical presence in Hawaii) is not required to provide HPEAP with formal notification regarding offering online courses to students in Hawaii.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Hawaii Board of Nursing.  Our Lady of the Lake College inquired if approval is necessary for Our Lady of the Lake College to offer online courses to the students of Hawaii. Hawaii does not approve out-of-state or distance learning RN-BSN programs.

IDAHO

Our Lady of the Lake College is not required to seek authorization to offer online distance learning courses in this state because it has no physical presence in Idaho.

Illinois

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Illinois Board of Higher Education and is seeking authorization. This page will be updated once authorization has been obtained.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation which regulates nursing. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional regulates pre-licensure programs. RN to BSN programs are not regulated by IDFPR.

Indiana

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Department of Workforce Development and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Our Lady of the Lake College is seeking authorization to offer online distance learning courses in this state and is awaiting a response. This page will be updated once authorization has been obtained.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Indiana State Board of Nursing and is awaiting a response.

Iowa

Our Lady of the Lake College is not authorized to offer online distance learning courses in this state.  However, Our Lady of the Lake College is seeking authorization and this page will be updated once authorization has been obtained.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Iowa State Board of Nursing and is seeking authorization to offer online courses to Iowa students.  This page will be updated once approval has been obtained.

Kansas

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Kansas Board of Regents. Our Lady of the Lake College does not need to apply with the Kansas Board of Regents for a Certificate of Approval.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Kansas State Board of Nursing and is seeking authorization to offer online courses to Kansas students.  This page will be updated once approval has been obtained.

KENTUCKY

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Council on Postsecondary Education.  Our Lady of the Lake College is not required to seek licensure because this institution is not engaging in any of the "operating or soliciting" activities listed in the Kentucky licensing regulation 13 KAR 1:020 Section 1(8)(a)-(e).

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Kentucky Board of Nursing and is not required to be registered because the Kentucky Board of Nursing does not regulate RN to BSN programs.

LOUISIANA

Our Lady of the Lake College is physically located in the state of Louisiana. It is authorized by the Board of Regents in that state to offer online programs. Additionally, OLOL College is authorized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission (SACS) to offer on-ground and online courses to residents of Louisiana.

MAINE

Our Lady of the Lake College contacted the Maine Department of Education. On-line instructional service providers, with no physical presence within the boundaries of the State of Maine, are not required to secure Maine licensure to operate as a proprietary school or State Board of Education authorization to operate in Maine as an approved degree-granting institution. In order to comply with Federal Registration requirements, out-of-state on-line service providers, with no physical presence in Maine, who offer instruction to Maine residents need to complete and return the survey.  Our Lady of the Lake College has returned the survey and does not have any of the requirements that cause it to be required to become licensed in Maine.  Our Lady of the Lake College has no physical presence in Maine.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Maine State Board of Nursing.  Since the programs offered are not pre-licensure the Board does not have the authority to approve or accredit.

Maryland

Our Lady of the Lake College is not authorized to offer online distance learning courses in this state.  However, Our Lady of the Lake College is seeking authorization and this page will be updated once authorization has been obtained.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Maryland State Board of Nursing and is seeking authorization to offer online courses to Maryland students.  This page will be updated once approval has been obtained.

MASSACHUSETTS

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. No further action is necessary at this time and Our Lady of the Lake College may offer online distance learning courses in this state.

The Massachusetts Board of Education also approves nursing programs. Our Lady of the Lake College was requested to send information regarding the nursing program for review. Our Lady of the Lake College receive correspondence indicating that based on the information provided to the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education it doesn't appear to need approval to offer courses to Massachusetts' students.

Michigan

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the State of Michigan, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Approval or licensure by the State of Michigan is not required to provide online instruction to Michigan residents unless the school has a physical presence in the state.  Our Lady of the Lake College does not have a physical presence in the State of Michigan and therefore is not required to seek authorization to offer online distance learning courses in this state.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Michigan State Board of Nursing and is seeking authorization to offer online courses to Michigan students.  This page will be updated once approval has been obtained.

Minnesota

Our Lady of the Lake College is not authorized to offer online distance learning courses in this state.  However, Our Lady of the Lake College is seeking authorization and this page will be updated once authorization has been obtained.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Minnesota State Board of Nursing. Since Our Lady of the Lake College is offering post-licensure programs online to Minnesota students, it does not require Minnesota Board of Nursing Approval.

Mississippi

Our Lady of the Lake College is not authorized to offer online distance learning courses in this state.  However, Our Lady of the Lake College is seeking authorization and this page will be updated once authorization has been obtained.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Mississippi State Board of Nursing and is seeking authorization to offer online courses to Mississippi students.  This page will be updated once approval has been obtained.

MISSOURI

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Our Lady of the Lake College is not operating within the borders of Missouri and is not subject to the requirements of the Missouri licensure statute. Our Lady of the Lake College will offer Missouri students education that conforms to the principles of good practice for distance education.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Current Missouri State Board of Nursing rules do not require registration of any post-licensure program to operate in Missouri.

MONTANA

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Montana University System, Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education. Our Lady of the Lake College has satisfied the requirements of Montana Code Annotated §20-25-107 and Board of Regents Policy §320.1, which regulate the award of post-secondary degrees by educational institutions in the State of Montana. Our Lady of the Lake College is authorized to offer post-secondary degree programs in the state of Montana.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Montana Board of Nursing and does not need to register with the MT Board of Nursing for an online nursing program that offers an RN to BSN option.

NEBRASKA

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. Our Lady of the Lake College is not required to seek authorization from the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education to offer the online distance learning courses in Nebraska.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted Nebraska's Private Postsecondary Career Schools, and Veterans Education. Our Lady of the Lake College is exempt from the Nebraska's Private Postsecondary Career School Act based on Nebraska revised state statute 85-1604(9) which exempts the following schools:

(9) Any postsecondary institution offering or proposing to offer courses or programs leading to a baccalaureate, graduate, or professional degree, but whose offerings may include associate degree programs, diplomas, and other certificates based on the award of college credit, including any such institutions that were regulated prior to May 5, 2011, as private postsecondary career schools pursuant to the Private Postsecondary Career School Act; and

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Nebraska State Board of Nursing and is seeking authorization to offer online courses to Nebraska students.  This page will be updated once approval has been obtained.

NEVADA

Our Lady of the Lake College is not required to be licensed in Nevada by the Commission oon Postsecondary Education. Our Lady of the Lake College may offer courses to Nevada students.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Nevada State Board of Nursing. The Nevada State Board of Nursing does not regulate post licensure programs RN to BSN and graduate programs.

New Hampshire

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the New Hampshire Department of Education.  Our Lady of the Lake only offers online education to New Hampshire students, but does not otherwise satisfy the physical presence definition as described in the New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules. Therefore, Our Lady of the Lake College is not required to go through and authorization process.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the New Hampshire State Board of Nursing and is seeking authorization to offer online courses to New Hampshire students.  This page will be updated once approval has been obtained.

NEW JERSEY

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. When an Out-of State institution offers New Jersey residents no other programs except for distance education programs with no physical presence in the State, then licensure is not required. Our Lady of the Lake College does have a physical presence in New Jersey and therefore is not required to become licensed by the State of New Jersey.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the New Jersey Board of Nursing. The New Jersey Board of Nursing does not regulate post entry level nursing education programs.

New Mexico

Our Lady of the Lake College is not authorized to offer online distance learning courses in this state.  However, Our Lady of the Lake College is seeking authorization and this page will be updated once authorization has been obtained.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the New Mexico State Board of Nursing. The New Mexico Board of Nursing Rules apply only to pre-licensure education and not to RN to BSN.  Therefore, there is no need to register with the New Mexico Board of Nursing.

NEW YORK

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Office of College and University Evaluation and the New York State Education Department. Students who are currently licensed to practice and registered in New York State and the nursing program doesn’t result in a change of license or title [i.e. RN, NP, Nurse Midwife] then students can access clinical placement without the college/university having ‘permission to operate’ in the state. Students that might fit these criteria might be a licensed RN in a Master's program for CNS, Nurse Educator, or Nurse Administrator. These titles are not licensed or certified in New York State. A licensed RN in an upper division B.S. program also fits this category.

Therefore, Our Lady of the Lake College is not required to seek authorization to offer online distance learning courses in this state.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the New York State Board of Nursing and is seeking authorization to offer online courses to New York students.  This page will be updated once approval has been obtained.

NORTH CAROLINA

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the University of North Carolina General Administration. Online courses and programs that are 100% online with no on-the-ground physical presence activities (such as student teaching, clinical rotations, or practicums, other field experience), are not required to be licensed or authorized in the state of North Carolina.  Institutions with no physical presence in the state of North Carolina and offering these 100% online courses and programs are not required to secure authorization in order to offer these 100% online courses and programs to residents of North Carolina.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) which approves and regulates pre-licensure nursing education programs in the State of NC. NCBON does not have any jurisdiction over any other programs including RN to BSN programs. Therefore, Our Lady of the Lake College does not need to seek authorization from this board to offer the online distance learning courses.

NORTH DAKOTA

Our Lady of the Lake College has been in contact with the North Dakota University System.  Our Lady of the Lake applied for and received an exemption (#82) which allows Our Lady of the Lake College to offer educational programs to the students of North Dakota.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the North Dakota Board of Nursing. At this time, the North Dakota Board of Nursing does not monitor or recognize post-licensure programs (RN-BSN).

OHIO

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Ohio Board of Regents. If the college's distance education programs can be completed entirely online, no authorization is required and the institution may enroll Ohio residents into such programs without taking any action with the agency. Therefore, Our Lady of the Lake College is not required to take further action with this agency.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Ohio State Board of Nursing. The Board does not regulate or approve post-licensure nursing programs.

OKLAHOMA

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. There is no need for Our Lady of the Lake College to be coordinated with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to become authorized to offer academic programs or courses that are delivered exclusively online.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. The Oklahoma Board of Nursing does not review or approve out of state nursing programs offering post Registered Nurse licensure education.

Oregon

Our Lady of the Lake College is not authorized to offer online distance learning courses in this state.  However, Our Lady of the Lake College is seeking authorization and this page will be updated once authorization has been obtained.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Oregon State Board of Nursing. The Oregon State Board of Nursing does not currently regulate post-licensure programs unless the program leads to a new level of certification/licensure such as advanced practice program (nurse practioner, clinical nurse specialist, registered nurse anesthetist).

PENNSYLVANIA

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education.  Our Lady of the Lake College is registered as an out-of-state distance education provider to enroll students in the following distance education programs: Bachelor in Science of Nursing (RN to BSN) and Master of Science in Healthcare Administration.  This registration remains in effect until July 1, 2014.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs. This board does not regulate RN-BSN programs. Therefore, Our Lady of the Lake College does not need to register with this department.

Rhode Island

Our Lady of the Lake College contacted the Rhode Island Office of Higher Education. Our Lady of the Lake College is not required to seek authorization to operate in Rhode Island (based on the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education’s Regulations Governing Institutions of Higher Education Operating in Rhode Island).

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Rhode Island State Board of Nursing and is seeking authorization to offer online courses to Rhode Island students.  This page will be updated once approval has been obtained.

South Carolina

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. As per the "Clarification of Operating or Soliciting Definition" letter found on the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education website www.che.sc.gov, South Carolina does not require licensure of institutions that enroll students of South Carolina into online or distance programs unless the institution operates or solicits in South Carolina. Our Lady of the Lake College does not operate or solicit within the borders of South Carolina.

The letter further states the Nonpublic Postsecondary Institution License Act, Chapter 62-27 gives the Commission the authority to intervene on the behalf of a person filing a complaint against an institution that is exempt from the oversight of the Commission. Under requirements of Federal Regulation 668.43(b), institutions must provide students with contact information for filing complaints with the institution’s State approval or licensing entity and any other relevant State official or agency that would appropriately handle a student’s complaint. Out-of-state institutions must publish the information even though South Carolina does not otherwise regulate the out-of-state institution's provision of distance education.

Residents of South Carolina may access a complaint form through the web site of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education  http://www.che.sc.gov/AcademicAffairs/License/Complaint_procedures_and_form.pdf.

The form must be completed, signed and notarized.  It may be submitted with the required documentation to reshleman@che.sc.gov or sent to Nonpublic Institution Licensing, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1122 Lady Street, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the South Carolina State Board of Nursing and is seeking authorization to offer online courses to South Carolina students.  This page will be updated once approval has been obtained.

South Dakota

Our Lady of the Lake College has received a Certificate of Authorization Postsecondary Education from the South Dakota Secretray of State and is authorized to offer online distance learning courses in this state.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the South Dakota State Board of Nursing and is seeking authorization to offer online courses to South Dakota students.  This page will be updated once approval has been obtained.

TENNESSEE

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the State of Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Division of Postsecondary School Authorization. Our Lady of the Lake College is not required to be licensed for distance education programs in this state unless it creates a physical presence in the State of Tennessee. Pursuant to GEN-11-05, the USDOE does not require an institution to obtain documentation from the appropriate state agency stating that authorization is not required.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Tennessee State Board of Nursing and is seeking approval through this agency.  This page will be updated once authorization has been obtained.

TEXAS

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Workforce Commission. Our Lady of the Lake College is accredited to offer degrees at a specific level by an accrediting agency recognized by the Coordinating Board or approved by a Texas State Agency which authorizes the school's graduates to take a professional or career and technical state licensing examiniation administered by that agency and has no physical presence in the state.

Our Lady of the Lake College, does not have a representative of the school or a person being paid by the school in Texas who conducts an activity related to postsecondary education, including for the purposes of recruiting students (excluding the occasional participation in a college/career fair involving multiple institutions or other even similarly limited in scope in the State of Texas), teaching or proctoring courses including internships, externships, practicums, and other similarly constructed educational aactivities (excluding those individuals that are involved in teaching courses in which there are no physical contact with Texas students), or grants certificates or degrees.

Our Lady of the Lake College does not have any location within the state of Texas which would include any address, physical site, telephone number, or facsimile number within or originating from within the boundaries of the state of Texas.  Our Lady of the Lake College understands that advertising to Texas students, whether through print, billboard, internet, radio, television, or other medium alone does not constitute a physical presence.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing indicates post-licensure programs are not regulated by the Texas Board of Nursing, nor are there guidelines, as the Board only has jurisdiction over pre-licensure nursing education programs only. The Texas Board of Nursing also stated "According to the college website, the school is approved by the Louisiana Board of Nursing and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as well as the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.  Achievement of these quality indicators confirm the program has met rigorous standards and criteria for educational quality."   The Texas Board of Nursing recommends that all nurses practicing in Texas, including nursing students and nurse educators, familiarize themselves with the Texas Nursing Practice Act (NPA) and Board Rules and Regulations.  The most current versions of the NPA and Board Rules are available in their entirety on the Board website, www.bon.texas.gov, in the Nursing Law and Rules section.

UTAH

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Utah Division of Consumer Protection. Our Lady of the Lake is registered as a privage non-profit institution and is authorized to offer online distance learning courses in this state.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Utah State Board of Nursing.  Since Our Lady of the Lake is not offering a prelicensure program to Utah students it is not required to submit anything to the State of Utah.

Vermont

Our Lady of the Lake College contacted the Agency of Education for Postsecondary Approval.  The Vermont Agency of Edcuation and the Vermont State Board of Education only grants certificates of approval to programs offering credit bearing courses or postsecondary degrees from a physical location in Vermont. Since the programs offered by Our Lady of the Lake College, supported by offices in Baton Rouge, LA are only online with no physical presence in Vermont, this institition does not need to be approved by the Vermont Agency of Edcuation and the Vermont State Board of Education. It is noted that this exemption does not preclude any individual institution from the requirements of the Office of Professional Regulation at the Vermont Secretary of States Office.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Vermont State Board of Nursing and is seeking authorization to offer online courses to Vermont students.  This page will be updated once approval has been obtained.

VIRGINIA

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia. Our Lady of the Lake College is not required to seek certification by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia because it does not meet the physical presence criteria.  Therefore, Our Lady of the Lake College can offer online distance learning courses to the students of Virginia.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Virginia Board of Nursing. The Virginia Board of Nursing has no authority for the approval and oversight of post-licensure nursing education programs, therefore Our Lady of the Lake would not need to register with the Virginia Board of Nursing for its RN to BSN program.

Washington

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board. Our Lady of the Lake College is not required to be licensed as a private vocational school in the State of Washington and as long as Our Lady of the Lake College does not establish a physical presence in Washington or target Washington residents in its recruitment it will not need to be licensed by this agency.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Washington State Student Achievement Council which determined that authorization by this agency is not required unless Our Lady of the Lake College establishes a presence in Washington or targets Washington residents by advertisement or requires clinicals or field placements.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Washington State Nursing Care Assurance Commission and is seeking approval through this agency.  This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

WEST VIRGINIA

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. The online offerings of Our Lady of the Lake College do not meet the definition of physical presence as defined in Series 20, Initial Authorization of Degree-Granting Institutions. Therefore, authorization to offer online programs to West Virginia residents is not required.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the West Virginia Board of Nursing.  The West Virginia RN Board approves and regulates entry level programs pursuant to Chapter 30-7 et seq. and the Code of Legislative Rules Title 19-01 but does not regulate post graduate programs. Therefore, Our Lady of the Lake College is not required to become registered with the West Virginia Board of Nursing.

Wisconsin

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board. The Wisconsin Educational Approval Board has suspended its approving of out-of-state institutions that enroll Wisconsin students in online programs pending a decision on whether the State of Wisconsin will participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) through the four regional higher education compacts. Our Lady of the Lake College is not authorized to offer online distance learning courses in this state.  However, Our Lady of the Lake College is seeking authorization and this page will be updated once authorization has been obtained.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing and is seeking authorization to offer online courses to Wisconsin students.  This page will be updated once approval has been obtained.

Wyoming

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Wyoming Department of Education. Our Lady of the Lake College is not authorized to offer online distance learning courses in this state.  However, Our Lady of the Lake College is seeking authorization and this page will be updated once authorization has been obtained.

Our Lady of the Lake College has contacted the Wyoming Board of Nursing. The Wyoming Board of Nursing does not approve post-licensure programs and only requires that an institution be registered with the Wyoming Department of Education.

*Please note: Although every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information regarding each state's authorization status for out of state students it is ultimately the student's responsibility to verify that Our Lady of the Lake College is authorized in their state to offer courses and that any credit hours and/or degrees will be accepted by their home state.