State Licensure

In 2015 NNU became a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).  SARA membership entails both program quality and consumer protection standards and benefits both students and institutions who are members. For more information on SARA, please see the NC-SARA website.

Students who are seeking an online degree that leads to state licensure (nursing, teaching, social work, etc.) should be aware that state licensing agencies may set their own regulations on distance education programs. In fields leading to professional licensure, NNU recommends that students check with the licensing agency in their home state prior to enrolling in a program of study to determine what regulations, if any, apply to distance education programs in their state. Learn More.