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State Authorizations for Distance Learning: Master's FNP

Utica University is required to seek approval to offer distance education (online) programs in most states in the country. As these regulations are continuously evolving, Utica University makes every effort to maintain compliance and is working with each state to gain the appropriate authorization for each of our programs.

Utica University is authorized to operate in all states that participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Approval for institutional participation was granted on January 4th, 2017.

State Authorizations for the Family Nurse Practitioner programs

Due to compliance and regulatory reasons, Utica University is currently only permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students in the states listed below in the MS – Family Nurse Practitioner and post graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate programs.

  • New York
  • Florida

Florida State Licensure for the graduate Nursing programs

The Family Nurse Practitioner MS, Nursing Education MS, Nursing Leadership MS, post graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, post graduate Nursing Leadership Certificate, and post graduate Nursing Education Certificate programs are licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. License No. 4919 and 5896, respectively. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number 888-224-6684.

Nursing Home Administration Licensure

Consistent with state and federal regulations, colleges preparing students for professions involving certification or licensure must disclose if programs that could potentially lead to certification or licensure meet the requirements of each state’s licensing requirements.

Nursing Home Administrator Certificate

The Utica University Nursing Home Administration Certificate fulfills the academic requirements for licensure in New York State. Specific courses within the Master of Health Administration program also satisfy the academic requirements for licensure in New York State.

The web page with links to state licensing boards and state certification requirements is available below. Please ensure that you check the certification or licensing requirements for your proposed profession in the state in which you intend to seek licensure or certification.

Nursing Home Administrator Certificate:

View this state/program licensing grid. Students should consult with their state or provincial regulatory board to confirm requirements for licensure in their state and may reach out to the program director with any additional questions. Please note, individual states may require additional non-educational requirements (such as a criminal background check).