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Department of Education – Out of State Regulations

Out-of-State Students Interested in
College of Graduate Nursing Online Programs

 The implementation of current Department of Education regulations have an impact on applicants from out-of-state.

State and federal laws require that colleges and universities obtain authorization to offer online degree programs in any state where their students reside. If you are an applicant from outside California, please review the chart below to see where we are in the process of obtaining the necessary authorization. Western University of Health Sciences will not be able to accept students from states that fall within the last two columns on the right.

State-to-State Department of Education
Authorization for On-line Programs at WesternU College of Graduate Nursing

We are in compliance and will continue to enroll students from these states.
Seeking Clarification
We are seeking clarification and will continue business as usual at this time.
Seeking Authorization
We will need to have authorization in place before we can enroll students from these states.
Not Seeking Autorization
The authorization process is complex. We are not seeking authorization at this time and therefore cannot enroll students from these states.
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Alabama
  • Kansas
  • Iowa
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • Wyoming
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin


This chart and the information contained in it will change as we receive authorization and/or as the state regulations change.

Please Note: Each Board of Registered Nursing has its own rules and regulations and it is important for you to check with your local BON before applying to any out of state program/s.