State authorization is the federal, state, and professional licensing board regulations that impact online and on-ground education offered across state lines. State authorization ensures that a UND degree will be recognized and that a student will be eligible to sit for licensure in states other than North Dakota. UND is currently authorized to offer programs in some states, depending on the program, but UND does not have state authorization for all programs in all states.
The University of North Dakota has been approved by the State of North Dakota and the North Dakota University System to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is voluntary agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offerings of postsecondary distance education. Visit NC-SARA for more information.
Alabama Licensing Agencies
Alabama State Board of Nursing
Due to state Board of Nursing requirements, UND is currently not able to offer the Master of Science in Nursing to students located in this state. The Master of Science in Nursing does not meet the educational requirements for state licensure.