State Authorizations for Distance Learning

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

Utica College 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 graduate Nursing programs

Due to compliance and regulatory reasons, Utica College is currently only permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students in the states listed below in the MS - Family Nurse Practitioner, MS - Nursing Leadership, and MS - Nursing Education programs.  If you DO NOT currently reside in one of these states, you may not be admitted to a Utica College online nursing program. Please contact your state’s higher education regulation authorities or a Utica College program manager at 866-295-3106 for more details.

  • New York
  • Florida

Florida State Licensure for the graduate Nursing programs

The Family Nurse Practitioner MS, Nursing Education MS, and Nursing Leadership MS 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 (Health Care Administration)

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.

Health Care Administration (Nursing Home Administrations track only)

The Utica College Health Care Administration Nursing Home Administration track prepares students 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.

Health Care Administration (Nursing Home Administration track only):

For more information on State Authorizations, please complete the Request More Information form.