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The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (formerly NLNAC) .

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850  | Atlanta, Georgia  30326  | Phone: 404-975-5000    


Maryland Board of Nursing                    PA Department of State Logo


Currently, the Allegany College of Maryland L.P.N. /L.V.N. to RN Online option is recognized or approved by the individual State Board of Nursing and/or Higher Education Commission in Maryland and Pennsylvania.  Approval from other states is pending.

RN licensure rules vary from state to state and are subject to change based on state-specific Nurse Practice Act requirements. Due to the unique model of non-traditional nursing degree programs like the online LPN-RN program, some states have additional requirements for licensure of nursing graduates.

Prospective students with specific questions about eligibility to practice as a registered nurse in a particular state, other than Maryland or Pennsylvania, should direct their questions to the relevant state Board of Nursing where they reside or plan to apply for licensure.

Allegany College of Maryland  is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.  Residents of Texas may contact the following agencies for questions or concerns:

Texas Workforce Commission

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Texas Office of the Attorney General

Texas Workforce Commission 
Career Schools and Colleges - Room 226-T

101 East 15th Street
Austin, Texas 78778-0001 

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 E. Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas 78752

Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
PO Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711-2548

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Allegany College of Maryland is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools,
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone:  (267) 284-5000
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


The College is also accredited and approved for operation by the Maryland Higher Education Commission,

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street, Baltimore, MD  21201
Telephone: (410) 767-3300  |   Toll Free:  (800) 974- 0203