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Department of Education – Out of State Regulations

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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.

We strive to attain authorization to offer our distance programs to students in every state. However, state laws are dynamic and the monitoring of the specific regulations is continually in flux. Prospective out-of-state students should check this often and should contact the College of Graduate Nursing for clarification.

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

States in which we have Department of Education Authorization/or exemption

 Also have BRN approval

There are states that, despite Department of Education authorization, will not allow MSN-Entry students to transfer their RN licensure, due to lack of RN degree:


    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Idaho
    • Nevada
    • New York
    • North Dakota
    • Oregon
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Washington
  • Arizona
  • Nevada


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