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Earn a High-Quality Degree from an Accredited University

You’re investing a lot in your college education, so make sure it’s of the highest quality. How? Accreditation. Whether you’ve thought about accreditation or not, it matters. Accreditation helps ensure that universities and degree programs (including online programs) are held to rigorous academic standards set by state and regional governing bodies.


Copies of the University’s accreditation, licensure or other approval documents may be obtained by submitting a written request to Danielle Buckius, Executive Director of the Office of Accreditation & Authorization. Any questions regarding accreditation, licensure, or approvals should also be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Accreditation & Authorization. The agencies that accredit, license or approve the University may also be contacted for information regarding the University’s accreditation and approvals.

Licensure Disclaimer

Requirements for licensure vary from one profession to another and from state to state. If you are considering an online academic program that leads to a professional license in your state, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing agency in your home state BEFORE beginning the academic program located outside your state.  Academic programs and individual graduates must meet standards set by that state in order to be eligible for a license.  Eligibility for licensure and/or certification may involve more than successful degree completion.  If you are interested in professional licensure, please check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice.

The Family Nurse Practitioner track of Franklin University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program satisfies the educational requirements for graduates to be eligible to apply for advanced practice registered nurse licensure in Ohio. Requirements for licensure vary by state. Students interested in obtaining advanced practice registered nurse licensure in another state should check with the applicable licensing authority in that state to ensure that Franklin University’s Family Nurse Practitioner track of the MSN program meets the state’s education requirements for eligibility for certification/licensure. Contact information for state boards of nursing can be found on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website (see link below). 

Profession National Licensing Body
Nursing National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Authorization & Academic Approval By State

As an accredited online University, Franklin offers online degree programs in every U.S. state and territory. Federal and state regulations require that all institutions of higher education comply with existing state laws regarding distance learning. As these regulations are continuously evolving, Franklin University makes every effort to maintain compliance. As a condition of Franklin University’s authority to offer its programs to state residents, several postsecondary education agencies require the publication of certain consumer information. 

Types of Accreditation

Learn more about the different types of accreditation and why they're important.