CCNE Accreditation

Voluntary Withdrawal from Accreditation

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Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs

The pursuit of reaccreditation is a voluntary process. An institution that seeks reaccreditation of its baccalaureate, master’s, and/or DNP program(s) is permitted to withdraw from these processes at any time. Within 30 days of receiving written notification from an institution of its accredited program’s intent to withdraw from the accreditation process, the Commission will notify the U.S. Department of Education, institutional accrediting agency, other applicable accrediting agencies, appropriate state agency, and the public of said action. An institution that voluntarily withdraws its accreditation may reapply for accreditation no sooner than 6 months following the withdrawal. If a program allows its accreditation to lapse, this is considered the same as voluntary withdrawal from accreditation.

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 Accreditation will be withdrawn effective at the time of closure of the program. Within 30 days of learning of a program’s closure, CCNE staff will notify the U. S. Department of Education, institutional accrediting agency, other applicable accrediting agencies, appropriate state agency, and the public of said action.

Voluntary Withdrawals

  • Institution: Delaware State University, Dover, DE
    Program Type: Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing
    Effective Date: 9/10/2012
    Program Type: Master's Degree Program in Nursing
    Effective Date: 2/13/2012

Withdrawals Due to Program Closure

  • Institution: St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
    Program Type: Master’s Degree Program in Nursing
    Effective Date: 12/31/2013
  • Institution: Radford University, Radford, VA
    Program Type: Master’s Degree Program in Nursing
    Effective Date: 8/8/2013
  • Institution: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
    Program Type: Master’s Degree Program in Nursing
    Effective Date: 7/9/2013
  • Institution: Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
    Program Type: Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing
    Effective Date: 12/20/2012
  • Institution: Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
    Program Type: Master’s Degree Program in Nursing
    Effective Date: 9/5/2012