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Accreditations, Approvals & Affiliations

National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL, 60604, https://hlcommission.org, (800) 621-7440.

National American University is approved by the Higher Learning Commission to offer programs and courses through distance education. The university is authorized to offer online programs and courses in over 40 states through its participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). A list of SARA member states is available at http://nc-sara.org/

In addition, the following National American University programs are separately accredited or approved by national educational and professional associations.

National American University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kan., USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

The health information technology associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) (www.cahiim.org).

The invasive cardiovascular technology program at Austin, TX is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Hwy 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350. www.caahep.org

The medical assisting programs offered at Albuquerque, Austin, Bellevue, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Georgetown, Independence, Rochester, Roseville, Sioux Falls, Tulsa, Wichita, and Zona Rosa are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) on the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs can be contacted at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350. 

The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) programs offered at the Centennial, Co. and Independence, Mo. campuses, are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is 301-652-AOTA. www.acoteonline.org.

Effective April 1, 2017, ACOTE changed the accreditation status of the AAS OTA program offered at the Independence Campus to Probationary Accreditation for noncompliance with ACOTE Standard A.5.6. (certification exam pass rates).  The program remains accredited and the university has been requested to submit a plan of correction to return to full compliance with the Standard. This change only affects the ACOTE accreditation of AAS OTA program offered at the Independence campus.

The paralegal studies program offered at the Rapid City and Sioux Falls campuses are separately approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). The program offered in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, including the Bloomington campus, Brooklyn Center campus, Burnsville campus, and Roseville campus, is separately approved by the ABA.

The pharmacy technician programs offered at Independence and Roseville are accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

The veterinary technology program is accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

Conditional approval was granted by the Missouri State Board of Nursing for the university’s ASN program (Zona Rosa campus).

Initial approval was granted by the New Mexico Board of Nursing for the university's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program (Albuquerque campus).

Initial approval was granted by the Texas Board of Nursing for the university's BSN program (Austin campus).

The pre-licensure BSN program offered at the Bloomington campus is approved with conditions by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Interim approval was granted by the South Dakota Board of Nursing for the university’s BSN program (Rapid City and Sioux Falls campuses).

Program approval was granted by the Kansas State Board of Nursing for the university’s BSN program, including LPN Bridge to BSN (Overland Park and Wichita West campuses).

Full approval was granted by the South Dakota Board of Nursing for the university’s Online RN to BSN program.

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) granted continuing accreditation for the NAU Zona Rosa, Missouri ASN program. For more information, please contact the ACEN at 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, www.acenursing.org.

The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing at National American University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

National American University is approved for veteran's training and for administering the various educational programs sponsored by state and federal agencies.

National American University is authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents, 1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520, Topeka, KS  66612.  Telephone number 785-430-4240.

National American University is registered with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

National American University is authorized by: The Indiana Commission for Higher Education/The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education, 101 W. Ohio Street, Suite 670, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984. Telephone number (317) 464-4400 ext. 141.

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