The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has awarded the Nursing Department an extension of their on-site campus visit to 2016. This decision was based on the progress report nursing faculty submitted to CCNE this past summer. Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, selfregulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing selfassessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs.