The Lindenwood University School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences has received a five-year national accreditation for its post-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program.
The accreditation was granted by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing in Education (CCNE). CCNE is officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national professional nursing accrediting agency that evaluates and makes judgments about the quality of baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing. The accreditation followed the submission of a written self-study, and a three-day visit in March by a team from CCNE, during which faculty, staff, and students were interviewed and data was evaluated to assess whether the school met CCNE national standards for quality nursing programs.
Notification of the accreditation came on Friday, Nov. 20; the accreditation is retroactive to March 2015.
“We are proud to have received this national recognition,” said Dr. Peggy Ellis, dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. “This five-year initial accreditation is the best possible outcome for our nursing program. This affirms our commitment to preparing individuals to provide the best possible nursing care and to continue to build other new health programs at Lindenwood University.”
For more information about the Lindenwood University School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, please visit www.lindenwood.edu/nursing or call (636) 949-4949.