CCNE Accreditation

Nurse Residency Programs

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Standards for Accreditation of Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Programs (2008)

This document will be retired as of June 30, 2015.

Standards for Accreditation of Entry-to-Practice Nurse Residency Programs (Amended 2015) (EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2016)

Please note that nurse residency programs hosting an on-site evaluation or submitting a self-study document, continuous improvement progress report, special report, substantive change notification, or other report on or after July 1, 2016, must address the Standards for Accreditation of Entry-to-Practice Nurse Residency Programs (Amended 2015).

Standards Crosswalk 2008-2015

This crosswalk provides a comparison of the Standards for Accreditation of Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Programs (2008) with the new Standards for Accreditation of Entry-to-Practice Nurse Residency Programs (2015).

The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 1998)

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

Accreditation Procedures for Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Programs - Board Approved April 2009

Submitting a Substantive Change Notification

Preparing for an On-Site Evaluation (Program Resources)