State Authorizations

The George Washington University, on behalf of its School of Nursing (GW Nursing), is subject to state authorization requirements in order to offer an approved nursing curriculum. The state authorization rules are always subject to change per each state's nurse licensing board. GW Nursing provides the following information to inform applicants of its restrictions in certain states.

Alabama / Louisiana / New York

Currently, GW Nursing is unable to accept applicants OR offer clinical assignments for its online programs from these states. Prospective students from these states are welcome to apply to our bachelor of science in nursing program located on our Virginia Science and Technology Campus.

California, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island

Listed as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) State but either no response yet from the State Board of Nursing regarding specific requirements or requires application for approval. Please contact our admissions team at [email protected] if you have any questions.

View full list of GW Nursing State Authorizations