Accreditation in the United States
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       •  State Agencies and Accrediting Bodies Recognized for the Approval of Nurse Education

    The following State agencies have been recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as reliable authorities as to the quality of nurse education in their respective States. The dates included with each entry are the date of the agency's initial recognition, the date of last renewal of recognition, and the date of its next scheduled review.

    Kansas State Board of Nursing

    Carol Moreland
    Executive Administrator
    Landon State Office Building
    900 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 1051
    Topeka, Kansas 66612-12330
    Tel. (785) 296-4929, Fax (785) 296-3929
    E-mail address:
    Web address:

    Maryland Board of Nursing

    Rhonda Scott
    Acting Executive Director
    4140 Patterson Avenue
    Baltimore, Maryland 21215
    Tel. (410) 585-1953
    E-Mail adress:

    Missouri State Board of Nursing

    Lori Scheidt
    Executive Director
    P.O. Box 656
    3605 Missouri Boulevard
    Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
    Tel. (573) 751-0681, Fax (573) 751-0075
    E-mail address:
    Web address:

    New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)

    Mary Ellen Elia, Commissioner of Education
    State Education Department
    The University of the State of New York
    89 Washington Avenue
    Albany, New York 12234
    Tel. (518) 474-5844, Fax (518) 473-4909
    E-mail address:
    Web address:

    North Dakota Board of Nursing

    Stacey Pfenning
    Executive Director
    North Dakota Board of Nursing
    919 South 7th Street, Suite 504
    Bismarck, North Dakota 58504-5881
    Tel.(701) 328-9781, Fax (701) 328-9785
    E-mail address:
    Web address:

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