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The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. The Commission ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. The Commission 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 entry-to-practice nurse residency programs. 

Scope of Accreditation
CCNE serves higher education (baccalaureate and graduate) institutions and healthcare organizations throughout the United States.

More Information
To learn more about accreditation visit the websites of these organizations:

The Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) website has more information about professional accreditation and accreditors.

The U.S. Department of Education also plays a role in ensuring the quality of accreditors through its National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity. Lists of regional accreditors and specialized accreditors recognized by the Department are available on its website.