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

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has been approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Participation in NC-SARA is voluntary and serves as a regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. NC-SARA was created to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. Visit http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions to see if your state participates in NC-SARA.

For specific information regarding state authorizations, approvals, licensure or exemptions, please contact Meridith Bergeron in the Office of Educational Technology.

*Updated 01/09/2017

ALABAMA

Alabama is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of NC-SARA.  Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana's NC-SARA membership. Franciscan University is permitted to offer online distance education courses to students of Alabama under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is not pursuing authorization from the Alabama Board of Nursing at this time.  This webpage will be updated if Franciscan University decides to pursue authorization in the future.

ALASKA

Alaska is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Alaska.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the Alaska State Board of Nursing. Franciscan University 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. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has state approval in the State of Louisiana.

ARIZONA

Arizona is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Arizona.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the Arizona State Board of Nursing. The Arizona State Board of Nursing does not have jurisdiction over RN to BSN programs, generic master's programs not leading to advanced practice certification and generic doctoral programs not leading to advanced practice certification. Therefore, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University can offer online courses to residents of Arizona.

ARKANSAS

Arkansas is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Arkansas.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Because Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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 residents of California.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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.  Franciscan University only needs to follow its own requirements to place RN students in California.

COLORADO

Colorado is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Colorado.

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

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Connecticut.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing: As per the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing there is no licensure requirement for Franciscan University’s online RN to BSN program for Connecticut.

DELAWARE

Delaware is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Delaware.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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, Franciscan University is not required to be registered to offer the RN to BSN program online with the Delaware State Board of Nursing.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The District of Columbia (DC) is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana's SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer distance education to residents of the District of Columbia.  

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the District of Columbia (DC) Board of Nursing. The DC Board of Nursing does not currently regulate RN-BSN programs.

FLORIDA

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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.  Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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

Georgia is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Georgia.

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

HAWAII

Hawaii is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana's SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Hawaii.

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

IDAHO

Idaho is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Idaho.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University contacted the Idaho Board of Nursing. It is not necessary to register or be approved by the Idaho Board of Nursing since the courses offered are post licensure, the courses are completely online modules and because Our Lady of the Lake is not located in Idaho.

ILLINOIS

Illinois is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Illinois.   

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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

Indiana is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Indiana.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the Indiana State Board of Nursing. The Indiana State Board of Nursing does not review or accredit RN-BSN programs or any graduate level nursing programs. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University may offer courses to Indiana students once approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education has been obtained.

IOWA

Iowa is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Iowa.  

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the Iowa State Board of Nursing.  The Iowa Board of Nursing does not approve out of state nursing programs but will accept an out of state program from another state if it is considered an approved program.

KANSAS

Kansas is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Kansas.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the Kansas State Board of Nursing.  The Kansas State Board of Nursing only gets involved in post-secondary education when the program leads to a second licensure. The RN to BSN online program offered by Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University does not lead to second licensure.  

KENTUCKY

Kentucky is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Kentucky.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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

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

MAINE

Maine is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Maine.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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

Maryland is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana's SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online courses to residents of Maryland. 

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the Maryland Board of Nursing. The Maryland Board of Nursing does not have authority to approve programs operating in Maryland.  

MASSACHUSETTS

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

The Massachusetts Board of Education also approves nursing programs. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University was requested to send information regarding the nursing program for review. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University received 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

Michigan is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to Michigan students.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the Michigan State Board of Nursing and is approved to offer online courses to Michigan students.

MINNESOTA

Minnesota is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of NC-SARA.  Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana's NC-SARA membership. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is permitted to offer online distance education courses to residents of Minnesota under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is not pursuing authorization from the Minnesota Board of Nursing at this time.  This webpage will be updated if Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University decides to pursue authorization in the future.

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Mississippi.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the Mississippi State Board of Nursing. The Mississippi Board of Nursing does not approve or regulate nursing programs.

MISSOURI

Missouri is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Missouri.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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

Montana is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Montana.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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

Nebraska is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Nebraska.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the Nebraska State Board of Nursing. Nebraska only approves initial licensure programs.  Nebraska does not endorse or approve post licensure programs. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University may offer postsecondary online courses to residents of Nebraska.

NEVADA

Nevada is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Nevada.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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

New Hampshire is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of New Hampshire.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the New Hampshire State Board of Nursing. The New Hampshire Board of Nursing does not regulate any post-licensure programs but does request that their office be notified of any New Hampshire students enrolled in a nursing program course. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University may offer courses to residents of New Hampshire.

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of New Jersey.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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

New Mexico is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of New Mexico.

The New Mexico Board of Nursing's rules only apply to pre-licensure programs, not to RN-BSN. Therefore, there is no need to register with the New Mexico Board of Nursing.  

NEW YORK

New York is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of New York.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the New York State Board of Nursing.  If the nursing program does not result in a change of title [i.e. RN, NP, Nurse Midwife] then the student can access clinical placement without the college/university having "permission to operate" in the state of New York.  A licensed RN in an upper division B.S. program also fits this category.  Therefore, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University may offer New York students the RN to BSN program online.

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of North Carolina.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University does not need to seek authorization from this board to offer the online distance learning courses.

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of North Dakota.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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

Ohio is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Ohio.

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

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Oklahoma.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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

Oregon is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Oregon.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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 practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, registered nurse anesthetist).

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Pennsylvania.

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

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Rhode Island.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the Rhode Island State Board of Nursing. As per Twila McInnis, Director of the Board of Nursing Registration and Education, Rhode Island does not oversee out-of-state nursing education according to the Rhode Island Rules and Regulations. She did say that it was important that Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University be approved by a recognized professional nursing organization.  Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is recognized by ACEN.

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of South Carolina.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the South Carolina State Board of Nursing.  The South Carolina State Board of Nursing does not regulate RN to BSN programs as they do not lead to initial licensure as a registered nurse.

SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of South Dakota.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the South Dakota State Board of Nursing.  Our Lady of the Lake is not required to register with the South Dakota State Board of Nursing.

TENNESSEE

Tennessee is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Tennessee.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is not seeking authorization from the Tennessee Board of Nursing at this time. This webpage will be updated if Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University seeks authorization in the future.

TEXAS

Texas is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Texas.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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 university 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

Utah is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Utah.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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

Vermont is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Vermont.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the Vermont State Board of Nursing. Out-of-state distance programs (pre-licensure and post-licensure) are not under the jurisdiction of the Vermont Board of Nursing when offering program(s) to Vermont residents. Therefore, prior approval of our nursing program (pre-licensure and/or post-licensure) is not required.

VIRGINIA

Virginia is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Virginia.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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

Washington is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Washington.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is not currently seeking authorization from the Washington Board of Nursing at this time. This page will be updated if Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University seeks authorization in the future.

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of West Virginia.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is not required to become registered with the West Virginia Board of Nursing.

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Wisconsin.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has contacted the Wisconsin Board of Nursing. The Wisconsin Board of Nursing code states the school must be approved by the board of the state the school is located in and approved by a nursing accreditation body recognized by the Wisconsin board. 

WYOMING

Wyoming is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Louisiana is also a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an approved institution under Louisiana’s SARA membership and as such, is permitted to offer online distance education to residents of Wyoming.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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 Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is authorized in their state to offer courses and that any credit hours and/or degrees will be accepted by their home state.

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