CCNE Accreditation

Accreditation Actions & Current Reviews

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Recent Accreditation Actions

Current Accreditation Reviews

As part of the CCNE accreditation review process, institutions host an onsite evaluation of the program under consideration.  Each fall and spring, the CCNE Board of Commissioners meets to make accreditation decisions.  At its fall meeting, the Board reviews programs that hosted a spring onsite evaluation, and at its spring meeting, the Board reviews programs that hosted a fall onsite evaluation.

Third-Party Comments for Current Accreditation Reviews

The Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents to submit, in writing, comments concerning a program's qualifications for accreditation status. Approximately 3 months before the scheduled on-site evaluation, the program must notify its major constituents that an accreditation review is scheduled. The form of such notice is at the discretion of the program, but it should include the name and mailing address of CCNE.

CCNE also notifies its constituencies of upcoming accreditation reviews and invites third parties to submit comments to CCNE. Written third-party comments are accepted until 30 days before the scheduled visit.

Only signed comments are accepted by CCNE. CCNE shares third-party comments with members of the evaluation team prior to the visit, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program.

If you would like to submit a third-party comment for a program currently under review, please submit to thirdpartycomments@aacn.nche.edu.

Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC  20036

Recent Voluntary Withdrawals

Voluntary Withdrawals From Accreditation
The pursuit of reaccreditation is a voluntary process. An institution that seeks reaccreditation of its baccalaureate, master’s, DNP, post-graduate APRN certificate and/or post-baccalaureate nurse residency program(s) is permitted to withdraw from these processes at any time.

  • Delaware State University, Dover, DE
    • Program Type: Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing
      Initial Accreditation Date: 10/3/2003
      Withdrawal Effective Date: 9/10/2012
    • Program Type: Master's Degree Program in Nursing
      Initial Accreditation Date:  10/13/2007
      Withdrawal Effective Date: 2/13/2012
  • Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
    • Program Type: Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing
      Initial Accreditation Date: 4/20/2002
      Withdrawal Effective Date: 6/30/2012

Withdrawals Due to Program Closure
A program must remain in continuous operation with enrolled students in order to remain accredited. The CCNE Board will withdraw accreditation of any baccalaureate or graduate nursing program that is closed or otherwise terminated voluntarily. Accreditation will be withdrawn effective at the time of closure of the program.

2014

  • Sanford College of Nursing, Bismarck, ND
    Program Type: Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing
    Initial Accreditation Date: 4/21/2004
    Withdrawal Effective Date: 7/1/2014

     
  • University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
    Program Type: Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing
    Initial Accreditation Date: 3/3/2000
    Withdrawal Effective Date: 2/1/2014

2013

  • Radford University, Radford, VA
    Program Type: Master’s Degree Program in Nursing
    Initial Accreditation Date: 4/21/2004
    Withdrawal Effective Date: 8/8/2013
  • St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
    Program Type: Master’s Degree Program in Nursing
    Initial Accreditation Date: 9/2/2008
    Withdrawal Effective Date: 12/31/2013
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
    Program Type: Master’s Degree Program in Nursing
    Initial Accreditation Date: 9/28/2002
    Withdrawal Effective Date: 7/9/2013

2012

  • Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
    Program Type: Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing
    Initial Accreditation Date: 9/25/1999
    Withdrawal Effective Date: 12/20/2012
  • Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
    Program Type: Master’s Degree Program in Nursing
    Initial Accreditation Date: 11/18/1997
    Withdrawal Effective Date: 9/5/2012

2011

  • DePaul University, Chicago, IL
    Program Type: Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing
    Initial Accreditation Date: 9/29/2001
    Withdrawal Effective Date: 5/6/2011

Voluntary Withdrawals from Applicant Status
At any time during applicant status, a program may withdraw its application without prejudice, on written notice to CCNE, and no further review activities will be conducted. There is a 6 month waiting period after an application is withdrawn before a program may initiate a new request for applicant status.

2014

  • South College, Knoxville, TN
    Program Type: Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing
    Withdrawal Effective Date: September 2, 2014

     
  • Mattia College, Miami, FL
    Program Type: Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing
    Withdrawal Effective Date: April 7, 2014

2013

  • Grantham University, Kansas City, MO
    Program Type: Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing; Master’s Degree Program in Nursing
    Withdrawal Effective: October 18, 2013

2012

  • Simpson University, Redding, CA
    Program Type: Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing
    Withdrawal Effective: February 27, 2012