CCNE Public Disclosure Statement for Nursing Education Programs

What must programs that are accredited by CCNE include in a public disclosure statement?

If a program elects to make a public disclosure of a program’s accreditation status with CCNE, the program or institution must disclose that status accurately. The program or institution disclosing the information must identify the nursing program and its affiliation with CCNE. This statement must include either the accrediting agency's full name, address, and telephone number or the accrediting agency’s full name and address of the website home page, which identifies CCNE’s address and telephone number.

CCNE has approved the use of either of the following statements for disclosure of the accreditation status of baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs to the public:

"The (baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and/or post-graduate APRN certificate program) at (institution) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org)."

"The (baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and/or post-graduate APRN certificate program) at (institution) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791."

CCNE has approved the use of either of the following statements for disclosure of the accreditation status of nurse residency programs to the public:

"The (employee-based nurse residency program/federally funded nurse residency program) at (institution) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org)."

"The (employee-based nurse residency program/federally funded nurse residency program) at (institution) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791."

What must programs that are seeking initial accreditation include in a public disclosure statement?

If a program or institution elects to make a public disclosure that it is pursuing initial accreditation by CCNE, the program or institution must disclose that status accurately. The program or institution disclosing the information must identify the nursing program and its affiliation with CCNE. CCNE has approved the use of either of the following statements for disclosure of status to the public when a program is pursuing initial accreditation by CCNE:

CCNE has approved the use of either of the following statements for disclosure of the accreditation status of baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs to the public:

"The (baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and/or post-graduate APRN certificate program) at (institution) is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted."

"The (baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and/or post-graduate APRN certificate program) at (institution) is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted."

CCNE has approved the use of either of the following statements for disclosure of the accreditation status of nurse residency programs to the public:

"The (employee-based nurse residency program/federally funded nurse residency program) at (institution) is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted."

"The (employee-based nurse residency program/federally funded nurse residency program) at (institution) is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted."