Nursing Licensure Reciprocity

Regulation Summary

New federal regulations effective July 1, 2020, require institutions offering programs leading to professional licensure or certification to provide notifications that indicate whether or not the program, regardless of modality (either online or face-to-face) meets educational requirements for licensure/certification in a given state. The regulation requires the following information be made available to enrolled and prospective students:

  • Disclosure of all states for which the institution’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification.
  • Disclosure of all states for which the institution’s curriculum does not meet the educational requirements for professional licensure.
  • Disclosure of all states for which the institution has not made a determination of whether the curriculum meets the educational requirements.
State Meets
Requirements
Does Not Meet
Requirements
Do Not Know if Meets
Requirements
Contacts & Resources
Alabama Yes    

New Program Application Phase II

Alabama Board of Nursing Administrative Code- Nursing Education Programs

Alabama Board of Nursing Administrative Code- Licensure

Alaska Yes     State of Alaska Nursing Statutes & Regulations
American Samoa     Not enough information currently available American Samoa Dept. of Health
Arizona Yes    

Rules of the Arizona State Board of Nursing

Arizona State Board of Nursing

Arkansas Yes     Arkansas State Board of Nursing Rules
California Yes    

California Code of Regulations

California Board of Registered Nursing

Colorado Yes    

State of Colorado Regulations- Board of Nursing

State of Colorado Nursing Rules & Regulations

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Yes    

State of Connecticut Nursing Education Program & Licensure Requirements

Connecticut State Department of Public Health RN Licensure by Endorsement

Delaware Yes    

State of Delaware Board of Nursing

State of Delaware Laws: Nursing & Schools of Nursing

State of Delaware Board of Nursing

District of Columbia Yes    

District of Columbia Municipal Regulations – Nursing Schools and Programs

District of Columbia RN Application Package

Florida Yes    

State of Florida Board of Nursing

State of Florida Board of Nursing FAQs

State of Florida Licensure by Endorsement

Georgia Yes    

State of Georgia Rules & Regulations- Nursing Curriculum

State of Georgia Rules & Regulations- Nursing Education Programs

State of Georgia Nursing Board Licensure

Guam     Not enough information currently available

Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services – Medical Practices

Hawaii Yes    

State of Hawaii Statutes- Nursing

Hawaii State Board of Nursing FAQs

State of Hawaii Administrative Rules- Nurses

Idaho Yes    

Rules of the Idaho Board of Nursing

State of Idaho Statutes- Nursing

Illinois Yes    

State of Illinois Administrative Code

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation- Nursing

Indiana Yes    

Indiana Board of Nursing Administrative Code – Accreditation

State of Indiana Professional Licensing Agency- Nursing

Iowa Yes    

State of Iowa Administrative Code- Nursing

Iowa Board of Nursing

Kansas Yes    

Kansas Board of Nursing Statutes & Administrative Regulations

Kansas Board of Nursing Licensing Forms

Kentucky Yes    

State of Kentucky Standards Nursing Curriculum

Kentucky Board of Nursing

Kentucky Board of Nursing- Nursing Programs

Louisiana Yes    

Professional Standards- Nurses

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

Louisiana State Board of Nursing Licensure

Maine Yes    

Maine State Board of Nursing Regulations

State of Main Board of Nursing

Maryland Yes    

Maryland Board of Nursing- Programs

Maryland Code & Regulations- Curriculum

Maryland Board of Nursing- Licensure & Certification Applications

Massachusetts Yes    

Massachusetts Board of Nursing Education Programs

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing Progam Guidelines 

Massachusetts Eligibility for a Nursing License by Reciprocity

Michigan Yes     Michigan Board of Nursing Administrative Code – Nursing Education Programs
Minnesota Yes    

Minnesota Nursing Board- Approved Professional Nursing Programs

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Minnesota Administrative Rules- Nursing Education

Minnesota Statues-Licensure by Examination 

Mississippi Yes    

Mississippi Nursing Degree Programs Standards

Mississippi Nursing Degree Programs Standards Procedure Manual

Mississippi Standards, Rules & Accreditation Nursing Degree Programs

Mississippi Board of Nursing

Missouri Yes    

State of Missouri Board of Nursing Statutes & Rules

Missouri Professional Registration Board of Nursing

Montana Yes    

Montana Board of Nursing Education Programs

Montana Board of Nursing Program Standards

Montana Board of Nursing Licensure Requirements

Nebraska Yes    

Nebraska Professional & Occupational Licensure

Nebraska Nurse Licensing FAQs

Nevada Yes    

Nevada Nursing Programs

Nevada Qualifications for Nursing Licensure

Nevada Board of Nursing Application by Endorsement

New Hampshire Yes    

New Hampshire Board of Nursing Program Rules Crosswalk

New Hampshire Board of Nursing Meeting Minutes- Rules

New Hampshire Board of Nursing Rules

New Jersey Yes    

New Jersey Board of Nursing Administrative Code

New Jersey Administrative Code- Higher Education- Licensure Rules

New Jersey Consumer Affairs Professional Nursing Programs

New Mexico Yes    

New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium Opportunities

New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium Common Curriculum

New Mexico Board of Nursing Licensure

New York N/A N/A N/A N/A
North Carolina Yes    

North Carolina Occupational Licensing Boards & Commissions- Nursing

North Carolina Licensure by Endorsement

North Dakota Yes    

North Dakota Administrative Code- Nursing Curriculum

North Dakota Board of Nursing Licensure by Endorsement

Northern Mariana Islands Yes     NMI Board of Nursing – Laws and Rules – Nursing Practice
Ohio Yes    

Ohio Administrative Code Board of Nursing- Education Curriculum

Ohio Board of Nursing License Applications

Oklahoma Yes    

Oklahoma Board of Nursing Rules

Oklahoma Board of Nursing Licensing Forms

Oregon Yes    

Oregon State Board of Nursing Licensing

Oregon State Board of Nursing Standards- Education Programs

Pennsylvania Yes    

Pennsylvania Code- Board of Nursing Curriculum

Pennsylvania Professional Licensing- Nursing

Puerto Rico     Not enough information currently available

Puerto Rico Department of Health

Rhode Island Yes    

Rhode Island Licensing of Nurses & Education Program Standards

Rhode Island Nursing Application Requirements

South Carolina Yes    

South Carolina State Board of Nursing Licensing & Regulation

South Carolina Code of State Regulations

South Carolina State Board of Nursing

South Dakota Yes    

South Dakota Approval of Nursing Education Programs

South Dakota Nursing Statutes

South Dakota Board of Nursing Licensure Procedures

Tennessee Yes    

Tennessee Board of Nursing- Rules & Regulations

Tennessee Nursing Tutorial for Licensure by Endorsement

Texas Yes    

Texas Board of Nursing Administrative Code

Texas Board of Nursing Licensure by Endorsement

U.S. Virgin Islands     Not enough information currently available

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health – Permits, Licenses and Certificates

Utah Yes    

Nursing Education Programs & Eligibility for Licensure in Utah

Utah Nurse Practice Act

Utah Code – Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Act – Licensing

Vermont Yes    

Vermont Administrative Rules of the Board of Nursing

Vermont Board of Nursing Administrative Rules

Virginia Yes    

Virginia Board of Nursing Regulations for Nursing Education Programs

Virginia Board of Nursing Application Wizard

Washington Yes    

Washington State Practical & Registered Nursing

Washington Dept. of Health- Nurse Licensing

West Virginia Yes    

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses Accreditation

Wisconsin Yes    

Wisconsin Board of Nursing Guidelines for Program Approval

Wisconsin Out-of-State School of Nursing Approval

Wisconsin Board of Nursing Licensure

Wyoming Yes    

Wyoming Board of Nursing Standards for Education Programs

Wyoming Board of Nursing Intent to Adopt Rules

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