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Accreditations & Licenses

Institutional Accreditation

Council on Occupational Education

Jersey College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE), an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. COE is approved to accredit post-secondary institutions that offer certificate, diploma, or associate degree programs. 

7840 Roswell Road, Building 300 Suite 325
Atlanta, Georgia 30350
(770) 396-3898

Programmatic Accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

The Professional Nursing (Associate Degree) programs at Jersey College at the Ewing, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Largo, Port Charlotte, Tampa, and Teterboro campuses located in Ewing, NJ; Sunrise, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Largo, FL; Port Charlotte, FL; Tampa, FL; and Teterboro, NJ, respectively are accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Professional Nursing programs is Initial Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding these program at


For additional information regarding public disclosures and program outcomes, please click here. For ACEN-specific student outcomes, please click here.

Licenses & Approvals for Arizona Campuses

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

The Board licenses and regulates private postsecondary educational institutions operating vocational and degree programs.  The Board's mission is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by regulating private postsecondary educational institutions and providing services to their students.

1740 W. Adams, Suite 3008
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5709

Arizona State Board of Nursing

The mission of the Arizona State Board of Nursing is to protect and promote the welfare of the public by ensuring that each person holding a nursing license or certificate is competent to practice safely. The Board fulfills its mission through the regulation of the practice of nursing and the approval of nursing education programs. The mission, derived from the Nurse Practice Act, supersedes the interest of any individual, the nursing profession, or any special interest group. 

1740 W Adams Street, Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-7800

Licenses & Approvals for Florida Campuses

Florida Department of Education

The Commission for Independent Education has statutory responsibilities in matters relating to nonpublic, postsecondary, educational institutions. In keeping with the Florida Department of Education's goal of producing a seamless educational system, some of these functions include consumer protection, program improvement, institutional policies and administration, data management, and the licensure of independent schools, colleges and universities.

325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(888) 224-6684

Florida Board of Nursing

The Florida Board of Nursing is the state entity that is responsible for the oversight and recognition of licensure-based nursing programs. The Board’s mission is to “protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.” 

4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3257
(850) 245-4125

Licenses & Approvals for Indiana Campuses

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education

The Board for Proprietary Education’s goal is to maintain the educational quality and effectiveness of credit bearing, degree granting, private career schools. Through BPE's accreditation process, regulated institutions are encouraged to demonstrate their commitment to the highest standards of educational conduct.

101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206
(317) 232-1033

Indiana State Board of Nursing

The Indiana State Board of Nursing accredits all nursing programs operating in the State of Indiana preparing individuals for initial licensure as either a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse.

402 W Washington St, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 234-2043

Licenses & Approvals for New Jersey Campuses

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education is responsible for the “coordination, planning, policy development, and advocacy for New Jersey’s higher education system”. As the main regulatory body overseeing New Jersey’s degree granting post-secondary institutions, NJ Higher Education is charged with the licensing, approval, and monitoring of public and private colleges and universities. 

20 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 292-4310

New Jersey Board of Nursing

The New Jersey Board of Nursing is the state entity that oversees the regulation and approval of licensure-based nursing programs. The Board’s mission is to “protect the health and safety of the public through effective public policy, competent and ethical nursing practice, and exceptional customer service.” 

124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 504-6430

Licenses & Approvals for Pennsylvania Campuses

Pennsylvania Department of Education

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) oversees 500 public school districts, more than 170 public charter schools, public cyber charter schools, Career and Technology Centers/Vocational Technical schools, public Intermediate Units, the education of youth in State Juvenile Correctional Institutions, Head Starts and publicly funded preschools, and community colleges. PDE also oversees policies related to public, academic, and school libraries, and the State Library of Pennsylvania.

The mission of the Department of Education is to ensure that every learner has access to a world-class education system that academically prepares children and adults to succeed as productive citizens. Further, the Department seeks to establish a culture that is committed to improving opportunities throughout the commonwealth by ensuring that technical support, resources, and optimal learning environments are available for all students, whether children or adults.

333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
(717) 783-9780

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

The State Board of Nursing protects the health and safety of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the licensure/certification and regulation of the practice of professional and practical nursing and dietetics-nutrition by registered nurses, practical nurses, certified registered nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, dietitian-nutritionists, and graduate nurses. The Board issues licenses and certifications to qualified applicants, approves nursing education programs, establishes standards of practice, and disciplines licensees and unlicensed persons for violations of the Acts and the regulations.

P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105
(717) 783-7142

Licenses & Approvals for Tennessee Campuses

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission was created in 1967 by the Tennessee General Assembly to achieve coordination and foster unity with regard to higher education in the state. The Commission coordinates and provides guidance to the institutions governed by the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, the six locally-governed state universities, and the community colleges, and colleges of applied technology governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

312 Roas Parks Ave, 9th Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
(615) 741-3605

Tennessee State Board of Nursing

The board’s mission is to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring that all who practice nursing within this state are qualified and licensed to practice. Board responsibilities center around three broad functions—licensure, education and practice. Only graduates of approved schools of nursing are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), which is required for licensure.

665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
(615) 532-5166

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements


Jersey College is approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. SARA provides a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. When states join SARA, they agree to follow uniform processes for approving their eligible institutions' participation.  They also agree to deal with other states' SARA institutions in a common way when those institutions carry out activities in SARA states other than their own.

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