Professional Licensure Disclosures

 
 
 

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PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE DISCLOSURES

Morningside University offers academic programs leading to degrees in a number of fields for which professional practice requires license or certification by state, local, or professional boards. The curricula in these programs have been designed to be consistent with recognized professional and national standards, as well as the standards set forth by the Iowa licensing boards governing each of these disciplines. However, the requirements of the state boards and licensing agencies vary greatly over time and from state to state.

Therefore, Morningside University makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee that successful completion of the degree or certificate program will permit or guarantee that a state board or licensing agency will accept a graduate’s application for licensure. No statement made at any time by any member of the Morningside faculty or any other representative of Morningside shall be deemed to be such a representation, warranty, or commitment.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE PROGRAMS

The Morningside University academic programs listed below are designed to prepare students for a career in a licensed profession upon completion of the program. A professional license is typically required for graduates of these programs to practice and/or gain employment in these fields. If you are considering applying to one of these programs, please select the program tab for more information regarding educational requirements for professional licensure in the U.S. states, commonwealths, and territories.

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Educator Preparation Programs

Degree or endorsement programs offered by the Sharon Walker School of Education at Morningside University that prepare students for licensure as educators are designed to meet the licensure standards set by the Iowa Department of Education. The Sharon Walker School of Education has not yet determined whether a particular degree or endorsement program meets requirements for licensure in all 50 states.

Students seeking licensure in a state outside of Iowa are advised to consult the Education Licensure Requirements – Outside of Iowa page for current information on whether the Sharon Walker School of Education has determined if any education program offered by the University meets licensure in the state of interest.

To request further assistance with determining licensure requirements in states outside of Iowa, please complete the following request: State Education Licensing Board Information Request. Additional information on state entities overseeing professional teaching licensure can also be found at the U.S. Department of Education website – State Contacts page.

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

GRADUATE EDUCATION

Morningside University Nylen School of Nursing Licensure Disclosure and State Authorization Information

The Morningside University Nylen School of Nursing has investigated the general requirements for licensure in each state and territory. Morningside University Nylen School of Nursing baccalaureate and master’s program have full approval from the Iowa Board of Nursing. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing/and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Morningside University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (https://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Morningside University has been approved by the state of Iowa to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is an agreement among member states that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. See state information listed below to see if Morningside University Nylen School of Nursing is authorized to award a degree to an online student residing in another state. If you relocate during the course of the program to another state, it may impact whether you can continue in the program and meet eligibility requirements. If you are considering relocating, you should contact the Graduate Nursing office at gradnurs@morningside.edu.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The BSN program prepares students to sit for the national NCLEX-RN examination for licensure to become a Registered Nurse (RN). The RN-BSN does not lead to any type of licensure, as students are already licensed. To the best of our knowledge, the educational requirements for Morningside University Nylen School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing substantially meet the same basic academic conditions for licensure in all 50 states. Some states have specific requirements beyond these basic academic conditions for licensure.

Advanced Practice Nursing Roles

Our APRN programs (Family Primary Care Nursing Practitioner and Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner) prepare students for national certification by an associated certifying body (American Nurse Credentialing Center, ANCC, or American Association of Nurse Practitioners, AANP). National certification is an expectation for practice nationwide. APRN authorization varies from state-to-state with some states awarding APRN licenses, some providing APRN endorsements on a nurse’s RN licenses, or other systems that have been designated by the state’s Board of Nursing. Students are encouraged to also contact the Board of Nursing in the state they wish to practice in determining additional practice information. The Clinical Nurse Leader track meet the educational requirements to sit for the national CNL certification through the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC). The CNL does not lead to additional licensure. State licensure requirements may change and states may have conditions for licensure in addition to educational requirements. For additional information, contact the Graduate Nursing program at gradnurs@morningside.edu.Licensure information is reviewed and updated on this site in May of each year. Prospective students will be informed through our website and applicants will be notified upon receipt of the application of current licensure fulfillment status and state authorization.

UNDERGRADUATE NURSING

GRADUATE NURSING

OPTIONAL PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION AND DESIGNATIONS

The Morningside University academic programs listed below are designed to prepare students for a career in a licensed profession upon completion of the program. A professional license is typically required for graduates of these programs to practice and/or gain employment in these fields. If you are considering applying to one of these programs, please select the program tab for more information regarding educational requirements for professional licensure in the U.S. states, commonwealths, and territories.

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The Morningside University Accounting and Business Department cannot confirm whether a particular degree or endorsement program meets requirements for certification outside of the State of Iowa.  For a list of the state boards of accountancies that oversee certified public accounting licensure, see theNational Association of State Boards of Accountancy – Boards of Accountancy page.

Degree or endorsement programs offered by the Accounting and Business Department at Morningside University that prepare students for certification as public accountants are designed to meet the certification standards set by the State of Iowa. Students seeking certification in another state are advised to contact the appropriate certification board in that state to determine specific requirements of the guidelines for reciprocity. For more information, please contact Lillian Lopez.

ACCOUNTING – PUBLIC

The Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences cannot confirm whether a particular degree or endorsement program meets requirements for licensure outside of the State of Iowa. For more information regarding the professional licensure for Medical Laboratory Sciences, see the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science webpage.

Degree or endorsement programs offered by the Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Morningside University that prepare students for licensure as medical laboratory scientists are designed to meet the licensure standards set by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in that state to determine specific requirements of guidelines for reciprocity. For more information, please contact Danelle Johannsen, Dean of Student Services for St. Luke’s College, at Danelle.Johannsen@stlukescollege.edu.

MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

The Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences cannot confirm whether a particular degree or endorsement program meets requirements for licensure outside of the State of Iowa. For more information regarding the professional licensure for Radiologic Technology, see the American Society for Radiologic Technologists webpage.

Degree or endorsement programs offered by the Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Morningside University that prepare students for licensure as radiologic technicians are designed to meet the licensure standards set by the American Society for Radiologic Technologists. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in that state to determine specific requirements of guidelines for reciprocity. For more information, please contact Danelle Johannsen, Dean of Student Services for St. Luke’s College, at Danelle.Johannsen@stlukescollege.edu.

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

The Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences cannot confirm whether a particular degree or endorsement program meets requirements for licensure outside of the State of Iowa. For more information regarding the professional licensure for Respiratory Care, see the American Association for Respiratory Care webpage.

Degree or endorsement programs offered by the Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Morningside University that prepare students for licensure in respiratory care are designed to meet the licensure standards set by the American Association for Respiratory Care. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in that state to determine specific requirements of guidelines for reciprocity. For more information, please contact Danelle Johannsen, Dean of Student Services for St. Luke’s College, at Danelle.Johannsen@stlukescollege.edu.

RESPIRATORY CARE