As an autonomous nursing professional accrediting agency, the CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate nursing programs. CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective education practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education.
Accreditation by CCNE in essence holds nursing programs accountable to the community of interest – the nursing profession, consumer, employers, higher education, students and their families – and to one another by ensuring the program curriculum is appropriate to prepare individuals to fulfill their expected roles within the nursing profession. As part of the procedural process, all affected parties (students, alumni, faculty and the community at interest) are encouraged to provide written input into the deliberations of an evaluation team.
In March, the CCNE evaluators will be on the Spalding campus to review the program and determine its eligibility for CCNE accreditation. Any specific written and signed third-party comments relating to the accreditation process will be accepted by CCNE. All third-party comments can be directed to the CCNE home office at the address listed below.
Please submit comments to Catherine Sneed, Accreditation Coordinator.
Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036