Department of Nursing earns CCNE reaccreditation


Bloomsburg University's Department of Nursing has earned reaccreditation for its Bachelors of Science, Masters of Science, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for 10 years ending June 30, 2032.

The programs were considered by the Board using the CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (2018).

In April, the Board determined that the BU programs met all four accreditation standards and determined no compliance concerns regarding the key elements.

"Congratulations to my colleagues in the Department of Nursing for the hard work that went into earning this accreditation from the CCNE," said BU President Bashar Hanna. "We have seen in the last several years how important nurses are to the health care needs of our country, and Bloomsburg University's nursing program has been consistently ranked among the best in the state."

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency/fellowship programs in nursing.CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate, professional education and nurse residency/fellowship programs.

Bloomsburg first earned CCNE accreditation in 2002 and was renewed in 2012, thereby granting Bloomsburg University's Department of Nursing 30 years of continuous accreditation with no deficiencies during that period.