CCNE Committees and Task Forces

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides leadership and makes decisions for the Board on administrative matters that are not specifically related to accreditation decisions or policy revisions.

Accreditation Review Committee

The Accreditation Review Committee is appointed to serve as the primary review body for programs seeking initial or continuing accreditation from CCNE. The committee may recommend to the Board modifications in standards, policies, or procedures related to the accreditation of nursing education programs.

Report Review Committee

The Report Review Committee is appointed to review annual reports, continuous improvement progress reports, and other reports submitted by institutions that offer baccalaureate and/or graduate nursing programs. The principal goal of the Report Review Committee is to review progress of programs since their last on-site evaluation.

Standards Committee

The Standards Committee is responsible for designing and implementing a process for reviewing the accreditation standards. The committee is active during the scheduled major review of the standards, which is initiated five years after the completion of the previous review. The committee recommends to the Board revisions in accreditation standards subject to review by the CCNE community of interest and for final approval by the Board.

Residency Accreditation Committee 

Separate Standards Committees are established for the review of the accreditation standards used to evaluate baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in educational institutions and the review of the accreditation standards used to evaluate nurse residency programs.

Substantive Change Review Committee

The Substantive Change Review Committee is appointed to review substantive change notifications submitted by institutions that offer baccalaureate and/or graduate nursing programs. The principal function of the Substantive Change Review Committee is to monitor continued compliance of programs in relation to substantive change notifications submitted by programs. The committee may recommend to the Board modifications in standards, policies, or procedures related to the accreditation of nursing education programs.

APRN Residency/Fellowship Task Force

The purpose of the task force is to examine the development and operation of APRN residency/fellowship programs nationally and whether there is a need for the accreditation of such programs. 

Budget Committee 

The Budget Committee is appointed to plan and monitor the annual CCNE budget. The Budget Committee proposes an annual budget for the operation of CCNE. The annual budget is approved by the Board. The committee periodically reviews the progress of the budget against projected revenue and expenses. The committee ensures that CCNE maintains an effective multi-year financial plan and presents the plan to the Board on an annual basis.

Nominating Committee 

The Nominating Committee acts independently and is responsible for reviewing the qualifications of applicants for the Board and for the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee develops a slate of candidates for the Board and for the Nominating Committee to be elected by the accredited constituents. The committee is responsible for submitting the slates of candidates for the Board and Nominating Committee to the CCNE executive director at least 60 days prior to the annual meeting.