Public Input Invited for Accreditation Review

Monday, November 19, 2012

CCNE TO CONDUCT ACCREDITATION VISIT FOR ABSN, MSN, AND DNP PROGRAMS AT DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING

In spring 2013, the Duke University School of Nursing will seek continuing national accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for three of our academic programs: Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). CCNE, which is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, will perform an on-site evaluation of our programs February 18-20, 2013. As a member of the School’s constituency and community of interest, we invite you to submit comments to CCNE at the address provided below.

We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to comment upon the programs’ achievements related to accreditation standards. CCNE shares third-party comments with members of the evaluation team prior to the visit, but at no time during the visit and review process are the comments shared with the site. Having a continuous quality improvement approach, the CCNE evaluates the effectiveness and quality of nursing programs based on standards related to the following four areas:

  1. Mission and Governance
  2. Institutional Commitment and Resources
  3. Teaching-Learning Practices
  4. Student Performance and Faculty Accomplishments

You can find additional information related to the standards for accreditation on the following website -- http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Accreditation/.

Comments on the CCNE standards or other academic parameters to may be submitted either by U.S. Mail or e-mail. Addresses for both are as follows:

Cristina Walcott, Administrative Assistant
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 DuPont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
CWalcott@aacn.nche.edu

All comments must be received by CCNE on or before January 19, 2013, and include the name, address, and telephone number of person providing the comments.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Debra Mattice, Director of Academic Support Operations, at 919-684-9369 or debra.mattice@duke.edu. Many thanks for your support of our programs and in educating the next generation of nurses.