Professional Licensure General Disclosure

All institutions that participate in Title IV federal programs are required to provide a general disclosure to prospective and enrolled students of professional licensure programs. This policy is in accordance with federal code amendment 34 CFR--PART §668.43 Institutional Information which is effective as of July 1, 2020, and the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) rules listed in the NC-SARA Manual 21.1.

Lincoln University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA or SARA). States join SARA and agree to follow their processes. Institutions within these states who are approved to become members also follow policies to help protect students who are enrolled in online programs, online courses, hybrid courses, face-to-face courses, professional licensure programs, and internships. 

Pennsylvania is a member of NC-SARA. Lincoln University is approved by the state of Pennsylvania to offer distance education programs to students in other SARA member states. These include 49 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The non-SARA states and territories are California, American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, and Palau. 

Membership in NC-SARA does not recognize nor currently support reciprocity for state licensing educational requirements. The Pennsylvania requirements for any of Lincoln University’s professional licensure or certificate programs may not meet the educational requirements of other states. 

Lincoln University recommends that students contact department chairs or program directors for assistance with professional licensure program questions and concerns.  Students may also search and review the state licensing agencies for their current location.  Please note, Lincoln University has made no determination for any state or territory other than the state of Pennsylvania.

Before a student makes a financial commitment to a professional licensure program, the student will receive a Direct Disclosure document based on their current location. The student must sign the disclosure as confirmation of receipt of the document. 

NC-SARA Terminology definitions can be found at the following link: 
NC-SARA Manual 21.1

Professional Licensure Boards and Programs by State
State Education Nursing No Determination Meets Requirements
Alabama Alabama State Department of Education Alabama Board of Nursing


Alaska Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Alaska Board of Nursing X  
Arizona Arizona Department of Education Arizona State Board of Nursing X  
Arkansas Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Arkansas State Board of Nursing X  
California California Commission on Teaching Credentialing California Board of Registered Nursing X  
Colorado Colorado Department of Education Colorado Board of Nursing X  
Connecticut Connecticut Department of Education Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing X  
Delaware Delaware Department of Education Delaware Board of Nursing X  
District of Columbia DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education DC Board of Nursing X  
Florida Florida Department of Education Florida Board of Nursing X  
Georgia Georgia Professional Standards Commission Georgia Board of Nursing X  
Guam     X  
Hawaii Hawaii Teacher Standards Board Hawaii Board of Nursing X  
Idaho Idaho State Department of Education Idaho Board of Nursing X  
Illinois Illinois State Board of Education Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation X  
Indiana Indiana Department of Education Indiana State Board of Nursing X  
Iowa Iowa Board of Educational Examiners Iowa Board of Nursing X  
Kansas Kansas State Department of Education Kansas Nursing Board X  
Kentucky Kentucky Department of Education Kentucky Board of Nursing X  
Louisiana Louisiana Department of Education Louisiana State Board of Nursing X  
Maine Maine Department of Education Maine State Board of Nursing X  
Maryland Maryland Department of Education Maryland Board of Nursing X  
Massachusetts Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Massachusetts Board of Regulation in Nursing X  
Michigan Michigan Department of Education Michigan Board of Nursing X  
Minnesota Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Boards Minnesota Board of Nursing X  
Mississippi Mississippi Department of Education Mississippi Board of Nursing X  
Missouri Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Missouri Board of Nursing X  
Montana Montana Office of Public Instruction Montana Board of Nursing X  
Nebraska Nebraska Department of Education Nebraska Nurse Licensing X  
Nevada State of Nevada Department of Education Nevada State Board of Nursing X  
New Hampshire New Hampshire Department of Education New Hampshire Board of Nursing X  
New Jersey New Jersey Department of Education New Jersey Board of Nursing X  
New Mexico New Mexico Public Education Department New Mexico Board of Nursing X  
New York New York State Education Department New York Board of Nursing X  
North Carolina North Carolina Department of Public Instruction North Carolina Board of Nursing X  
North Dakota North Dakota Teacher Education Standards North Dakota Board of Nursing X  
Northern Mariana Islands   CNMI Board of Professional Licensing / Health Care Professions Licensing Board X  
Ohio Ohio Department of Education Ohio Board of Nursing X  
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Department of Education Oklahoma Board of Nursing X  
Oregon Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Oregon State Board of Nursing X  
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Education Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing   X
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Department of Education Puerto Rico Board of Nurse Examiners X  
Rhode Island Rhode Island Department of Education Rhode Island Board of Registration and Nursing Education X  
South Carolina South Carolina Department of Education South Carolina Board of Nursing X  
South Dakota South Dakota Department of Education South Dakota Board of Nursing X  
Tennessee Tennessee Department of Education Tennessee Board of Nursing X  
Texas Texas Education Agency Texas Board of Nursing X  
Utah Utah State Board of Education Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing-Nursing X  
Vermont Vermont Agency of Education Office of Professional Regulation - Nursing X  
Virgin Islands The Virgin Islands Department of Education   X  
Virginia Virginia Department of Education Virginia Board of Nursing X  
Washington Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Washington Nursing Commission X  
Washington, D.C. DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education DC Board of Nursing X  
West Virginia West Virginia Department of Education West Virginia RN Board X  
Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Wisconsin Board of Nursing X  
Wyoming Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board Wyoming State Board of Nursing X  


Effective: July 1, 2020