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 Online Programs at WesternU College of Graduate Nursing

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








New York

North Dakota






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

For anyone looking to endorse their RN licensure to another state,please contact the College of Graduate Nursing to notify us of your move.   

IMPORTANT NOTE for Master of Science in Nursing Entry (MSN-E) students who matriculated before fall 2019: Please be aware that you will need to contact the College of Graduate Nursing if you plan to move out of state AND you will need to contact the Board of Registered Nursing in that state to determine whether they will accept your license without a nursing degree completed.