As of July 1, 2020*, the U.S. Department of Education implemented new regulations that nursing programs (PN, RN and APRN) must adhere to if they participate in Title IV HEA funding, and if the program is:
designed to meet educational requirements for a specific license or certification that is required for employment in an occupation; or
Is advertised as meeting such requirements
This new regulation applies to programs using all modalities, including online, in-person, or a combination of both. Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) will require the nursing program to provide:
a list of all states/jurisdictions where the institution’s curriculum meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification,
a list of all states/jurisdictions where the institution’s curriculum does not meet state educational requirements for licensure or certification, and
a list of all states/jurisdictions where the institution has not made a determination of whether the curriculum meets educational requirements.
Additionally, a direct disclosure to the student in writing is required in regulation 34 CFR 668.43(c) by the education institution if the program leading to licensure or certification falls in one of the latter two categories above.
*There are proposed changes to the USDE regulations that must be released as final by November 1, 2023, in order for the regulations to become final no later than July 1, 2024.
Licensure Requirements by State
To easily find nursing licensure requirements (RN, PN and APRN programs), please select the states/jurisdictions where you want to know their licensure requirements.
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