State Authorization

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences is approved by the State of Missouri to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. As a participating ‌institution, Saint Luke’s College may offer online programming to students in other SARA member states without seeking authorization in that state. 

MSN students who wish to complete clinical rotations in a state other than Missouri or Kansas must contact the Board of Nursing and/or Board responsible for professional requirements in field requiring licensure in the state where they are completing their clinical rotations to learn and abide by the requirements and obtain special permission. Not all requests can be granted. Additional fees may apply. 

States shown in gray are not members of a regional compact but have affiliated with one for purposes of SARA. New York and New Jersey have affiliated with NEBHE. Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have affiliated with SREB. States shown hatched are members of both WICHE and MHEC. North Dakota operates in SARA via MHEC; South Dakota via WICHE.

SARA State Complaint Process
Students enrolled in a course that takes place outside Missouri in a SARA member state must first follow Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences student complaint procedure for the resolution of complaints. If a student is not satisfied with the outcome of that process for handling complaints, the student may appeal to the Institution’s SARA State Portal Entity as noted on the NC-SARA website. Resolution of the complaint by the Missouri SARA portal entity is final. Please note that grade appeals and student conduct appeals are not allowed under SARA.