Duke University School of Nursing Earns Reaccreditation by CCNE

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at Duke University School of Nursing were successfully reaccredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The reaccreditation is part of a rigorous evaluation by the CCNE and the three academic programs were accredited for a 10 year period, the maximum period of time that the agency can award.

“The reaccreditation endorses the School’s academic excellence and reflects the School’s dedication to quality and innovative nursing education,” said Beth Merwin, executive vice-dean at Duke School of Nursing. “The work involved in earning the accreditation was a school-wide effort that involved the dedicated efforts of faculty and staff working together.”

The accreditation review team visited Duke School of Nursing in February 2013 for an extensive site review where the School’s facilities, resources and curriculum were carefully analyzed and faculty, staff, students and community leaders were also interviewed.  Prior to the visit, School leaders prepared a self-study to prepare the review team prior to their visit.

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the 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, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs.

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