2022 NSU Fact Book

2022 FACT BOOK 31 n The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/ master’s degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and postgraduate A.P.R.N. certificate program at Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education http://www.ccneaccreditation.org. n The H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. n The Master of Public Administration program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). n NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association (321 North Clark Street, 19th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598: Telephone number: (312) 988-6738). n The Paralegal concentration in the Bachelor of Science in Law and the Paralegal postbaccalaureate certificate are is accredited by the American Bar Association (321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654-7598, Telephone number: (312) 988-5617). n NSU University School is accredited by Cognia and the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS). NSU University School’s Preschool programs are also accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NSU University School is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Educational Records Bureau, The College Board, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools, the National Association of Laboratory Schools, the Independent School Experiential Educational Network, the National Coalition of Campus Children’s Centers, and the American Camping Association. LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION u The university meets regulations that govern the delivery of distance education in Florida and the other states where it offers programs. Although states differ in regulations, the process through which the university obtains state licensure and certification typically involves review at three levels. At the state government level, Nova Southeastern University must qualify as a foreign corporation in order to do business in a specific state. At the higher-education authority level, NSU must complete an extensive application process and a rigorous review by each state. At the accrediting- body level, the university must comply with specific requirements concerning distance education programs and general areas such as fiscal stability and student support services for each off-campus program offering. The purposes of this process are the safeguarding of consumer interests and the assurance of quality control. NSU currently has active distance education programs in 3 countries; in Puerto Rico; and in 9 U.S. states, including Florida, operating in full accordance with the regulations of each of those jurisdictions. NSU offers a wide range of online undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs. To support the enrollment of out-of-state students, the university has obtained approval by Florida to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. It is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories in the United States that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education activities.