BSN Program

Regulatory Requirements and State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

On July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented new regulatory requirements for professional nursing programs (34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) and 668.43(c)).

The National Council for State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) developed a webpage for professional licensure requirements in each state:

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) make it easier for states to authorize institutions and for institutions to obtain approval to offer educational activities in a state other than its own (referred to here as offering "out-of-state learning activities"). SARA centralizes the authorization process for each institution in a single state called the institution’s “home state.”  

Please refer to the JMU Professional Licensure Program Status by Jurisdiction Index below to determine if a JMU program in which you have interest meets the educational requirements specified by the associated licensing board in your jurisdiction. You can search the chart by selecting the Select Program button or by selecting the State or Territory button (after you select the button, select the program or jurisdiction from the dropdown menu). The Select Program option will indicate whether a program Meets Requirements (indicated by "M") or Does Not Meet Requirements (indicated by "DNM") for a state/territory (jurisdiction) or if JMU has Not Yet Determined the status (indicated by NYD). The Select State or Territory option lists the status of all programs in that state or territory.