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Online ARNP not in my state?


Specializes in School Nurse.

Quick question - while reading back in the archives I came upon a message from 2008 that said to make sure to check with your state BON to make sure they allow graduates from online programs to sit for ARNP credentials. I have looked through my states requirements for ARNP on the BON website and can't find anything about online programs - just that they need to be an approved/credentialed program.

Does anyone know if any states still don't allow online grads? I will contact the BON directly if needed, but it seems kind of behind the times with so many programs offering programs that are completely or partially online.

NPvampire, MSN, RN, APRN

Specializes in Psych, Geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

At worst, can't you sit for the boards in the state of the online college and apply for reciprocity? I am looking for answer too

Heidi the nurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nurse.

That would make sense. From what I understand, nurses in my state can get reciprocity from almost any state but not sure if that is true the other way around. I think I will send an email to the BON and see if I hear back.

Edited by Heidi the nurse

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 27 years experience.

The key is that the school be credentialed. There is much controversy about Excelsior because it isn't a school per se, but rather a self study plan. (However, its not for APNs, but rather RNs).

As long as your school is accredited, you'll be fine. If in doubt, give your BON a call or email.