CCNE Accreditation

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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.

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CCNE Standards Revision Update for Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs

Final Call for Comments on Proposed CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs - Deadline February 22, 2024 Read More

COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED: CCNE Call for Comments about Proposed Standards  Read More

COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED: CCNE Calls for Comments on Proposed CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs  Read More Listen to Nov 9. Webinar

CCNE Update Regarding Standards Revision Process and Use of 2018 Accreditation Standards – March 6, 2023    Read More

CCNE Update to Chief Nurse Administrators on Standards Revisions and Nurse Educator Tracks – May 10, 2022    Read More

CCNE Calls for Comments on the 2018 Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs – October 27, 2022     Read More

CCNE Launches Accreditation Standards Revision Process and Appoints Standards Committee – August 16, 2022    Read More

News & Announcements


CCNE Calls for Nominations for Board of Commissioners and Nominating Committee
February 21, 2024

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Opportunity to Provide 3rd Party Comments Regarding Programs Scheduled for Accreditation Review Spring 2024
December 8, 2023

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U.S. Department of Education Continues Recognition of CCNE
November 27, 2023

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CCNE Board Elects Officers for 2024
November 8, 2023

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Opportunity to Provide 3rd Party Comments Regarding Programs Scheduled for Accreditation Review Fall 2023
August 11, 2023

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Constituents Elect New CCNE Board and Nominating Committee Members
August 3, 2023

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CCNE Statement on Stratford University Closure
November 2, 2022

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CCNE Calls for Comments on the 2018 Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs
October 27, 2022

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CCNE Launches Accreditation Standards Revision Process and Appoints Standards Committee
August 16, 2022

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CCNE Initiatives


CCNE Revises Accreditation Procedures for Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs

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CCNE Revises Accreditation Standards for Entry-to-Practice Nurse Residency Programs

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CCNE Adopts Procedures for Accrediting Nurse Practitioner Fellowship/Residency Programs

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CCNE Adopts Accreditation Standards for Nurse Practitioner Fellowship & Residency Programs

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CCNE Revises Accreditation Procedures for Entry-to-Practice Nurse Residency Programs

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