Accreditation – 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 47 states and the District of Columbia 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 Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kan., USA. The list of accredited business programs can be found on the IACBE website:  http://iacbe.org/memberpdf/NationalAmericanUniversity.pdf.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), www.cahiim.org.

The Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program at Georgetown, 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 at Georgetown and Sioux Falls are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org.

The Medical Laboratory Technician program offered at Overland Park, Kan. is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).  National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) can be contacted at 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, (847) 939-3597.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) programs offered at Centennial, Colo. and Independence, Mo. 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 (2682). www.acoteonline.org.

Effective April 1, 2017, ACOTE changed the accreditation status of the AAS OTA program offered at Independence 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 Independence.

The paralegal studies program offered at Rapid City is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

The Surgical Technology programs offered at Bellevue, Overland Park, and Wichita are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314, North Falls Church, Virginia, 22043. The ABHES telephone number is 703-917-9503.

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

Full approval was granted by the Texas Board of Nursing for the university's BSN program (Austin/Georgetown).

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

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).

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

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 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.