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Licensure details.

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, and the Code of Federal Regulations, Western Governors University provides the following information relating to professional licensure/certification.

Click on your state or territory below for specific disclosure and licensing information for the B.S. Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (these programs are only available in select states*). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in any state or territory.

*The B.S. Nursing (Prelicensure) program is currently offered in California, Florida, Indiana, Texas, and Utah. The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program is currently offered to select individuals in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

Consumer complaint information.

The process by which students can register complaints under the consumer complaint process can be found at these links:

WGU’s main office is located in Utah. Information regarding the complaint process in Utah can be found at this link.

Information regarding any adverse actions by any state or any accrediting agency involving WGU can be found in the Consumer Complaint Process.

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Refund policy.

Refund policies for WGU students for the return of unearned tuition and fees can be found at these links:

Title IV notice.

Notice regarding changing state of residence:  A student who changes his or her state of residence while enrolled in a program may become ineligible for Title IV Higher Education Act funding if the change in residence results in a student participating in a program in a state in which WGU does not meet licensure or certification requirements in that new state of residence. For more information, please contact WGU’s licensing department at licensure@wgu.edu.

If you have other questions, please contact authorization@wgu.edu

Information by state/territory.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This territory does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this territory.

Institutional Authorization

Western Governors University is authorized to provide its educational programs in Arizona. Western Governors University is approved by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education and offers its programs under that authority.

Educational Prerequisites

After reviewing the applicable statutes and regulations, WGU has made no determination whether its MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program meets the applicable prerequisites established by the Arizona Board of Nursing for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification in the state. The program has been designed to meet the requirements for obtaining this certification but as the program is recently introduced, the determination as to whether the program will meet the certification requirements has not yet been made. 

Individuals seeking the APRN certification must provide evidence of a current Arizona RN license in good standing or a current RN license with multistate privileges in another compact state. See the Arizona State Board of Nursing website.

Requirements and information for the APRN certification in Arizona may be reviewed at these links:

Consumer Complaint Information

Students can refer to this information regarding the complaint process for those attending WGU in Arizona.

Military Information

Military members, veterans, and military spouses should refer to Statutes 32-1639.03, 32-4302, and 32-4303 for specialized licensure information.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

Institutional Authorization

The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education does not regulate out-of-state private nonprofit institutions. Therefore, Bureau approval for WGU to offer distance education programs to students located in California is not required.

Educational Prerequisites

WGU’s BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program satisfies the applicable prerequisites established by the California Board of Nursing for an initial nursing license in the state. The California Board of Nursing includes WGU’s program in its list of approved nursing programs at this link

The requirements for an initial nursing license in California may also be reviewed at these links: Statutes and Administrative Code. Please see the licensure handbook for details on the NCLEX exam and applying for licensure in California.

Consumer Complaint Information

Students can refer to this information regarding the complaint process for those attending WGU in California.

Military Information

California issues temporary licenses for military spouses in certain fields. An expedited licensure process is also available for military spouses.

Institutional Authorization

Western Governors University is authorized to provide its educational programs in Colorado through a state authorization reciprocity agreement (NC-SARA). More information about NC-SARA is available on their website.

Educational Prerequisites

After reviewing the applicable statutes and regulations, WGU has made no determination whether its MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program meets the applicable prerequisites established by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies and the Colorado Board of Nursing for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification in the state. The program has been designed to meet the requirements for obtaining this certification but as the program is recently introduced, the determination as to whether the program will meet the certification requirements has not yet been made. 

Individuals seeking the APRN certification must provide evidence of an active, unencumbered Colorado or multi-state compact professional nurse license. See the Colorado Board of Nursing website and Code of Colorado Regulations (pg. 87).

Requirements and information for the APRN certification in Colorado may be reviewed at these links:

Consumer Complaint Information

Students can refer to this information regarding the complaint process for those attending WGU in Colorado.

Military Information

Military members, veterans, and military spouses should refer to Colorado Statute 12-20-304 and Colorado Board of Nursing Policy 10-12 for specialized licensure information.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

The District of Columbia does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in DC.

Institutional Authorization

Western Governors University is authorized to provide its educational programs in Florida through a state authorization reciprocity agreement (NC-SARA). More information about NC-SARA is available on their website. WGU is licensed to operate the Prelicensure Nursing program in Florida by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education.

Educational Prerequisites

BS Nursing Prelicensure
WGU’s BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program satisfies the applicable prerequisites established by the Florida Board of Nursing for an initial nursing license in the state. Those prerequisites can be reviewed at this link.

The requirements for an initial nursing license in Florida may also be reviewed at these links: Statutes and Administrative Code. Please see the licensure handbook for details on the NCLEX exam and applying for licensure in Florida.

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
After reviewing the applicable statutes and regulations, WGU has made no determination whether its MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program meets the applicable prerequisites established by the Florida Board of Nursing for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification in the state. The program has been designed to meet the requirements for obtaining this certification but as the program is recently introduced, the determination as to whether the program will meet the certification requirements has not yet been made. 

Individuals seeking the APRN certification must be a registered nurse licensed in any U.S. jurisdiction. See the Florida Board of Nursing requirements.

Requirements and information for the APRN certification in Florida may be reviewed at these links:

Consumer Complaint Information

Students can refer to this information regarding the complaint process for those attending WGU in Florida.

Military Information

Military members and military spouses should refer to Florida Statute 455.02 and the Florida Board of Nursing website for specialized licensure information.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This territory does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this territory.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

Institutional Authorization

Western Governors University is authorized to provide its educational programs in Idaho through a state authorization reciprocity agreement (NC-SARA). More information about NC-SARA is available on their website.

Educational Prerequisites

After reviewing the applicable statutes and regulations, WGU has made no determination whether its MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program meets the applicable prerequisites established by the Idaho Board of Nursing for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification in the state. The program has been designed to meet the requirements for obtaining this certification but as the program is recently introduced, the determination as to whether the program will meet the certification requirements has not yet been made. 

Individuals seeking the APRN certification must provide evidence of current licensure to practice as a professional nurse in Idaho. See the Idaho Board of Nursing requirements (beginning at Rule 285).

Requirements and information for the APRN certification in Idaho may be reviewed at these links:

Consumer Complaint Information

Students can refer to this information regarding the complaint process for those attending WGU in Idaho.

Military Information

Military members, veterans, and military spouses should refer to Idaho Code Title 67-9305 and 67-9303 for information on expedited applications.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

Institutional Authorization

WGU is known in Indiana as “Western Governors University Indiana” or “WGU Indiana.” WGU Indiana was chartered by Executive Order 10-04 under Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. on June 11, 2010.

Educational Prerequisites

BS Nursing Prelicensure
WGU’s BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program satisfies the applicable prerequisites established by the Indiana State Board of Nursing for an initial nursing license in the state. WGU’s program has been specifically accredited in Indiana.

The requirements for an initial nursing license in Indiana may be reviewed at these links: Statute IC 25-1-1.1-4, Statute IC 25-23, and Indiana State Board of Nursing. Please see the licensure handbook for details on the NCLEX exam and applying for licensure in Indiana.

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
After reviewing the applicable statutes and regulations, WGU has made no determination whether its MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program meets the applicable prerequisites established by the Indiana State Board of Nursing for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification in the state. The program has been designed to meet the requirements for obtaining this certification but as the program is recently introduced, the determination as to whether the program will meet the certification requirements has not yet been made.

Individuals seeking the APRN certification are required to hold a nursing license valid in Indiana.

Requirements and information for the APRN certification in Indiana may be reviewed at these links:

Consumer Complaint Information

Students can refer to this information regarding the complaint process for those attending WGU in Indiana.

Military Information

Military members, veterans, and military spouses should refer to Statute IC 25-1-17 for specialized licensure information.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

Institutional Authorization

Western Governors University is authorized to provide its educational programs in Maine through a state authorization reciprocity agreement (NC-SARA). More information about NC-SARA is available on their website.

Educational Prerequisites

After reviewing the applicable statutes and regulations, WGU has made no determination whether its MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program meets the applicable prerequisites established by the Maine Board of Nursing for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification in the state. The program has been designed to meet the requirements for obtaining this certification but as the program is recently introduced, the determination as to whether the program will meet the certification requirements has not yet been made.

Individuals seeking the APRN certification must hold a current license to practice professional nursing in Maine. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 32, Chapter 31 at Subchapter 3.

Requirements and information for the APRN certification in Maine may be reviewed at these links:

Consumer Complaint Information

Students can refer to this information regarding the complaint process for those attending WGU in Maine.

Military Information

Military members, veterans, and military spouses should refer to Statute 8011 for specialized licensure information.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

Institutional Authorization

Western Governors University is authorized to provide its educational programs in Mississippi through a state authorization reciprocity agreement (NC-SARA). More information about NC-SARA is available on their website.

Educational Prerequisites

After reviewing the applicable statutes and regulations, WGU has made no determination whether its MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program meets the applicable prerequisites established by the Mississippi Board of Nursing for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification in the state. The program has been designed to meet the requirements for obtaining this certification but as the program is recently introduced, the determination as to whether the program will meet the certification requirements has not yet been made.

Individuals seeking the APRN certification must hold a current license to practice professional nursing. See Mississippi Code Annotated 73-15-20.

Requirements and information for the APRN certification in Mississippi may be reviewed at these links:

Consumer Complaint Information

Students can refer to this information regarding the complaint process for those attending WGU in Mississippi.

Military Information

Military members, veterans, and military spouses should refer to Mississippi Code Annotated 73-50-1 for specialized licensure information.

Institutional Authorization

WGU is known in Missouri as “Western Governors University Missouri” or “WGU Missouri.” WGU Missouri was established by Executive Order 13-04 under Governor Jay Nixon on February 15, 2013. WGU is approved to operate online degree programs by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

Educational Prerequisites

After reviewing the applicable statutes and regulations, WGU has made no determination whether its MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program meets the applicable prerequisites established by the Missouri Board of Nursing for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification in the state. The program has been designed to meet the requirements for obtaining this certification but as the program is recently introduced, the determination as to whether the program will meet the certification requirements has not yet been made.

Individuals seeking the APRN certification must hold a Missouri registered nurse license or a compact state registered nurse license. See the Missouri Board of Nursing requirements.

Requirements and information for the APRN certification in Missouri may be reviewed at these links:

Consumer Complaint Information

Students can refer to this information regarding the complaint process for those attending WGU in Missouri.

Military Information

Military members, veterans, and military spouses should refer to Statute 41.950, 6 CSR 10-13.010, Division of Professional Registration, and Missouri DCI for specialized licensure information.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

Institutional Authorization

WGU is known in Nevada as “Western Governors University Nevada” or “WGU Nevada.” WGU Nevada was established by an Executive Proclamation of Brian Sandoval, Governor of the State of Nevada, on June 16, 2015.

Educational Prerequisites

After reviewing the applicable statutes and regulations, WGU has made no determination whether its MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program meets the applicable prerequisites established by the Nevada Board of Nursing for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification in the state. The program has been designed to meet the requirements for obtaining this certification but as the program is recently introduced, the determination as to whether the program will meet the certification requirements has not yet been made. 

Individuals seeking the APRN certification are required to hold a nursing license valid in any state or territory of the United States in order to obtain the certification as an advanced practice nurse. See Nevada Revised Statute 632.237.

Requirements and information for the APRN certification in Nevada may be reviewed at these links:

Consumer Complaint Information

Students can refer to this information regarding the complaint process for those attending WGU in Nevada.

Military Information

Military members, veterans, and military spouses should refer to Nevada Revised Statute - Title 632 Section 162 for specialized licensure information.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

Institutional Authorization

Western Governors University is authorized to provide its educational programs in New Mexico through a state authorization reciprocity agreement (NC-SARA). More information about NC-SARA is available on their website.

Educational Prerequisites

After reviewing the applicable statutes and regulations, WGU has made no determination whether its MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program meets the applicable prerequisites established by the New Mexico Board of Nursing for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification in the state. The program has been designed to meet the requirements for obtaining this certification but as the program is recently introduced, the determination as to whether the program will meet the certification requirements has not yet been made. 

Individuals seeking the APRN certification must be a registered nurse licensed in New Mexico or a compact state under the provisions of the New Mexico Nursing Practice Act.

Requirements and information for the APRN certification in New Mexico may be reviewed at these links:

Consumer Complaint Information

Students can refer to this information regarding the complaint process for those attending WGU in New Mexico.

Military Information

Military members, veterans, and military spouses should refer to New Mexico Laws Chapter 6 H.B. 30 (22-10A-3 and 22-10A-12.1) for specialized licensure information.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

Institutional Authorization

WGU is known in North Carolina as “Western Governors University North Carolina” or “WGU North Carolina.” WGU North Carolina was established on October 5, 2017. WGU is approved by the University of North Carolina System and offers its programs under that authority.

Educational Prerequisites

After reviewing the applicable statutes and regulations, WGU has made no determination whether its MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program meets the applicable prerequisites established by the North Carolina Board of Nursing for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification in the state. The program has been designed to meet the requirements for obtaining this certification but as the program is recently introduced, the determination as to whether the program will meet the certification requirements has not yet been made.

Individuals seeking the APRN certification must hold a North Carolina registered nurse license or a compact state registered nurse license that is valid for practice in North Carolina. See the North Carolina Board of Nursing requirements.

Requirements and information for the APRN certification in North Carolina may be reviewed at these links:

Consumer Complaint Information

Students can refer to this information regarding the complaint process for those attending WGU in North Carolina.

Military Information

Military members, veterans, and military spouses should refer to North Carolina General Statute Title 93 for specialized licensure information.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This territory does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this territory.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This territory does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this territory.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

Institutional Authorization

WGU is known in Tennessee as “Western Governors University Tennessee” or “WGU Tennessee.” WGU Tennessee was established through a Memorandum of Understanding between Bill Haslam, Governor of the State of Tennessee, and Robert W. Mendenhall, President of Western Governors University, on July 9, 2013. WGU is eligible to offer its programs in Tennessee based upon this Memorandum of Understanding.

Educational Prerequisites

After reviewing the applicable statutes and regulations, WGU has made no determination whether its MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program meets the applicable prerequisites established by the Tennessee Board of Nursing for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification in the state. The program has been designed to meet the requirements for obtaining this certification but as the program is recently introduced, the determination as to whether the program will meet the certification requirements has not yet been made.

Individuals seeking the APRN certification must hold a Tennessee registered nurse license in good standing. See Tennessee Code Annotated 63-7-126(d).

Requirements and information for the APRN certification in Tennessee may be reviewed at these links:

Consumer Complaint Information

Students can refer to this information regarding the complaint process for those attending WGU in Tennessee.

Military Information

Military members and military spouses should refer to Tennessee Code Annotated 4-3-1304 for specialized licensure information.

Institutional Authorization

WGU is known in Texas as “Western Governors University Texas” or “WGU Texas.” WGU Texas was established by Executive Order RP75 of Rick Perry, Governor of the State of Texas, on August 3, 2011. WGU is authorized to conduct courses and grant degrees by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Educational Prerequisites

BS Nursing Prelicensure
WGU’s BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program satisfies the applicable prerequisites established by the Texas Board of Nursing for an initial nursing license in the state.

The requirements for an initial nursing license in Texas may be reviewed at these links: Statutes, Administrative Code, and Texas Board of Nursing resources. Please see the licensure handbook for details on the NCLEX exam and applying for licensure in Texas.

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
After reviewing the applicable statutes and regulations, WGU has made no determination whether its MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program meets the applicable prerequisites established by the Texas Board of Nursing for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification in the state. The program has been designed to meet the requirements for obtaining this certification but as the program is recently introduced, the determination as to whether the program will meet the certification requirements has not yet been made.

Individuals seeking the APRN certification are required to hold a nursing license valid in Texas.

Requirements and information for the APRN certification in Texas may be reviewed at these links:

Consumer Complaint Information

Students can refer to this information regarding the complaint process for those attending WGU in Texas.

Military Information

Military members, veterans, and military spouses should refer to the Board of Nursing Military page for specialized licensure information.

Institutional Authorization

Western Governors University has met the requirements of Utah Code Annotated Section 13-34a-203 to be a registered post-secondary school required under 34 C.F.R 600.9 to be legally authorized to offer its programs in Utah.

Educational Prerequisites

BS Nursing Prelicensure
WGU’s BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program satisfies the applicable prerequisites established by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing for an initial nursing license in the state.

The requirements for an initial nursing license in Utah may be reviewed at these links: Statutes and Administrative Code. Please see the licensure handbook for details on the NCLEX exam and applying for licensure in Utah.

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner
After reviewing the applicable statutes and regulations, WGU has made no determination whether its MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program meets the applicable prerequisites established by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification in the state. The program has been designed to meet the requirements for obtaining this certification but as the program is recently introduced, the determination as to whether the program will meet the certification requirements has not yet been made.

Individuals seeking the APRN certification are required to hold a nursing license valid in any state or jurisdiction. See Utah Revised Statutes 58-31d-102 and 58-31b-306.

Requirements and information for the APRN certification in Utah may be reviewed at these links:

Consumer Complaint Information

Students can refer to this information regarding the complaint process for those attending WGU in Utah.

Military Information

Military members, veterans, and military spouses should refer to the Military Resource page for specialized licensure information.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This territory does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this territory.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

This state does not offer specific disclosure and licensing information for the BS Nursing (Prelicensure) program and the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program (see above for program availability). All other College of Health Professions programs are not intended to lead to a professional license in this state.

What does “no determination” mean?

The primary purpose of the disclosure requirements contained in the Code of Federal Regulations is to assist students in making informed decisions on how best to spend their limited funds available for higher education.

Before completing any disclosure for a WGU program which may lead to licensure, our team reviews carefully the state, district, or territory requirements to qualify for licensure. We also review the history of our graduates to ensure that graduates have succeeded in licensing in any specific jurisdiction. Even when a program meets the statutory and administrative requirements, we assess whether any of our graduates has had any challenges before obtaining a license.

In programs where we have had a limited number of graduates apply for licensure after completing a specific program, in a particular state, district, or territory, we reserve our decision on informing potential students that our programs “meet the requirements” for licensure until we are confident that our program has helped enough students to achieve success to allow them to rely on that information in making the important decision about using their limited funds to attend our program.

The presence of a “no determination” status in our disclosure means:  1) upon successful completion of all course requirements as detailed in the WGU student handbook for a degree, you will receive your degree from WGU;  2) we will assist you in the process of applying for licensure and work with you to resolve challenges you may face in qualifying for a license in your chosen profession.

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