Accreditation is a comprehensive review by a private, nongovernmental organization specifically created to review higher education institutions and programs for quality. Rogers State University is a member of and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
Specialized accreditation refers to an evaluation by a specialized accrediting body often associated with a national professional organization or with a specific discipline.
Both Rogers State University Nursing Programs, Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree, are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
The NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR NURSING ACCREDITING COMMISSION and NLNAC are owned by the National League for Nursing, Inc., and are being used pursuant to license.
Program approval refers to an evaluation of an education program by a governmental organization to determine if it meets the state’s standards. The Associate Degree Nursing Program leads to Registered Nurse licensure and is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program only admits Registered Nurses; therefore, approval by a governmental agency is not necessary or required.