School of Nursing Accreditation Reaffirmed

CCNE_Logo_2013Spalding University’s School of Nursing accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education’s (CCNE) Board of Commissioners.

Spalding University first received its accreditation with CCNE on Oct. 3, 2003. The School of Nursing’s recent 10-year accreditation renewal of its bachelor’s and master’s programs will extend to December 31, 2023.

“Our success in receiving a full 10-year accreditation from CCNE is an example of the focus of our expert nursing faculty on education and experience for our students,” says Dr. Joanne Berryman, dean of the Kosair Charities College of Health and Natural Science.

CCNE is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for baccalaureate, graduate and residency nursing programs. CCNE accreditation is a nongovernmental peer review process that operates in accordance with nationally recognized standards established for the practice of accreditation in the United States.

“The School of Nursing is proud to represent the legacy of quality education established by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 1814.  This notable accreditation demonstrates to students and the public that our education programs meet stringent national standards,” says Dr. Paula Travis, chair of the School of Nursing. “Our graduates work as professional nurses in clinical, education and leadership positions throughout the state, region, country and world.  We are proud of our students and graduates, and we will continue to meet and surpass the benchmarks set for nursing education.”