Professional Licensure and Disclosures

If you are a student from outside the state of Arkansas, who is considering a program of study that may lead to professional licensure, be sure to contact the appropriate licensing agency in your state of residence before beginning your course of study.

NURSING

Professional Licensure Disclosure

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at John Brown University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved as meeting the Arkansas state educational requirements for licensure as a nurse to prepare the graduate to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse licensing exam. Successful completion of this exam will result in the ability of the student to apply for licensure in all 50 states.

The Dept. of Nursing has not made a determination that its curriculum meets state educational requirements for licensure in the following states:  Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Island, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Although John Brown University makes every effort to disclose and provide resources for licensure requirements for each state, it is important that students also inquire with their state licensing board, where they intend to apply for licensure, to determine the requirements for licensure in their field.IMPORTANT: Prospective and current students should keep in mind that licensing and authorization requirements will vary by state and that relocating during the course of a program to another state could affect whether that student can continue in the program and/or meet the eligibility requirements of that state.  If you are considering relocating, please contact your program to determine authorization and licensure eligibility requirements. State Board of Nursing contacts and resources can be found at State Board of Nursing Link.

EDUCATION

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) has approved JBU’s B.Mus.Ed, and B.S.E. programs in Elementary Education, English Education, Mathematics Education and Social Studies Education and Master of Arts in Teaching program curriculum as meeting the state educational requirements for initial teaching licensure.  In addition, ADE has approved JBU’s endorsement areas in TESOL, 3-4 year (early childhood) and Special Education as meeting the state educational requirements for endorsement with initial licensure.

The department of teacher education at JBU has not made a determination that its curriculum meets state educational requirements for direct licensure or certification in the following states:  Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of Columbus and the U.S. Territories: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Island, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is worth noting that each state listed above offers reciprocity with Arkansas whereby an Arkansas teaching license will be recognized by another state.

Although John Brown University makes every effort to disclose and provide resources for licensure requirements for each state, it is important that students also inquire with their state licensing board, where they intend to apply for licensure, to determine the requirements for licensure in their field. IMPORTANT: Prospective and current students should keep in mind that licensing and authorization requirements will vary by state and that relocating during the course of a program to another state could affect whether that student can continue in the program and/or meet the eligibility requirements of that state.  If you are considering relocating, please contact your program to determine authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.

Accreditation

  • John Brown University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, http://hlcommission.org/, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago IL 60604 (800) 621-7440.
  • The education preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  On July 1, 2013 NCATE consolidated with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and formed the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as the new accrediting body for educator preparation http://caepnet.org, (202) 223-0077.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Program, including electrical/computer, mechanical or renewable energy concentrations, is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
  • Construction Management degree is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE),http://www.acce-hq.org, (210) 495-6161.
  • All business degree programs of the College of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), http://www.acbsp.org, (913) 339-9356.
  • The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at John Brown University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001 (202) 887-6791. (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org/).

John Brown University is approved by:

  • Arkansas State Department of Education
  • The United States Department of Justice for the education of foreign students

 

Student Complaint Resolution

John Brown University is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities.  If a conflict arises, JBU wishes to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and collegial manner.

CLICK HERE to access the JBU policy and procedure for student complaints in the Catalogs for Traditional JBU students, JBU Grad students and JBU Online students.

Student Complaint Form

If an online student has concerns related to academic or administrative actions at John Brown University and has exhausted all administrative remedies without the complaint being resolved internally, the student may file a formal complaint with the appropriate agency in the state of their residence.  

Please note, this process does not apply to complaints related to student grades or discipline/conduct matters.

State Portal Entities for Student Complaints

 NC-SARA Approved Institution

John Brown University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

 

NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education.  Learn more about NC-SARA.