Nursing Receives Reaccreditation, Nationally Recognizing Quality of Programs

Nursing Receives Reaccreditation, Nationally Recognizing Quality of Programs

The UCF College of Nursing has received full reaccreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a national accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

CCNE accreditation is a peer review process that follows national standards to ensure the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency nursing programs. Programs are evaluated in four areas: mission and governance, institutional commitment and resources, curriculum and teaching-learning practices, and assessment and achievement of program outcomes.

The College of Nursing earned full reaccreditation for its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees, as well as for its post-graduate advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) certificate programs. This means all programs[1] meet or exceed the high standards set by CCNE to prepare nursing students for practice. The reaccreditation is for a maximum of 10 years and was awarded following an on-site evaluation from CCNE in March 2017.

UCF and all of its degree programs, from the baccalaureate to the doctorate, are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. “CCNE is an additional accreditation that the College of Nursing voluntarily seeks out to demonstrate our commitment to educational excellence by measuring our programs against national standards,” said Mary Lou Sole, dean of the UCF College of Nursing. “Reaccreditation affirms the high quality of our faculty, curriculum and learning environments in the classroom and online, which benefit our students, alumni, and ultimately, the patients that they serve.”

The nursing program at UCF has been accredited by CCNE since 2002. Prior to 2002, all existing nursing programs were accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

[1] UCF received reaccreditation for all applicable programs, as CCNE does not review or accredit PhD programs.