CCNE Accreditation

CCNE Standards & Professional Nursing Guidelines

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Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (Amended 2013)

The 2013 Standards went into effect January 1, 2014. All programs hosting an on-site evaluation after January 1, 2014 will be assessed using the 2013 accreditation standards.

Guidelines for Assessment of Student Achievement (2013)

This document provides guidance regarding selected key elements under Standard IV of the 2013 Standards.

Standards Crosswalk 2009-2013

This crosswalk provides a comparison of the Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Nursing Programs (2009) with the new Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (2013).

The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice
(AACN, 2008) 

The Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing (AACN, 2011) 

The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (AACN, 2006) 

Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs
(National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education, 2012)

NTF Criteria Worksheet (2012) - Please note that this document contains macros.

Crosswalk Table – 2013 Standards & 2012 NTF Criteria for Evaluation of NP Programs