School of Nursing Earns 10-Year CCNE Accreditation Recognizing Quality and Integrity of Academic Programs
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) announced this week that the University of Rochester School of Nursing has earned full, 10-year accreditation for all of its baccalaureate and master’s degree programs (nurse practitioner and clinical nurse leader programs), as well as its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. The CCNE conducted a three-day, on-site evaluation of the School in March.
The CCNE evaluates the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing, according to nationally recognized standards. The accreditation process holds nursing programs accountable to the profession, consumers, employers, higher education, students and their families by measuring each academic program’s success at achieving its mission, goals and expected outcomes. The process helps ensure that nursing graduates are optimally prepared for their professional roles and fosters continuing improvement in nursing programs.
“This is a tremendous achievement that signifies the commitment to excellence that exists across all of our academic programs,” said Dean Kathy H. Rideout, Ed.D., P.N.P.-B.C., F.N.A.P. “This is a true testimony to the hard work and investment put forth by our entire School, our faculty, staff and our students. I could not be more pleased and proud.”