BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University’s bachelor’s and master’s programs in nursing recently received full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education’s (CCNE) Board of Commissioners. The accreditations are effective as of Oct. 18, 2011, the first day of the program’s on-site evaluation and run through fall 2021.
According to Michelle Ficca, chair of BU’s nursing department, the CCNE evaluation team found BU’s nursing program to be in full compliance with all four accreditation standards. The standards, based on program quality and effectiveness, are:
- Mission and governance
- Institutional commitment and resources
- Curriculum and teaching-learning practices
- Student and faculty outcomes
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing created CCNE, an autonomous accrediting organization, in 1996. CCNE is the only agency dedicated to the accreditation of bachelor’s and graduate-degree nursing education programs.
The baccalaureate/master’s program at Bloomsburg University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.