CCNE Calls for Applicants to Serve as On-Site Evaluators for Entry-to-Practice Nurse Residency Program and Nurse Practitioner Fellowship/Residency Program Accreditation Processes

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is a nationally recognized accrediting agency that ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency/fellowship programs in nursing. CCNE began conducting accreditation reviews in 1998 and currently accredits 2,046 baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs at 867 colleges and universities in the United States and its territories. In 2009, CCNE began accrediting entry-to-practice nurse residency programs, and currently accredits 63 such programs. In 2023, CCNE began conducting accreditation reviews of nurse practitioner (NP) fellowship/residency programs, having already received applications from 29 institutions to date. CCNE fosters trust in the accreditation process and innovation in nursing programs while stimulating and supporting continuous quality improvement.

CCNE is seeking applications from individuals who represent practice and/or education to serve as volunteer evaluators on its accreditation review teams for either entry-to-practice or NP fellowship/residency programs:

Click here to review the Call for Applicants for Entry-to-Practice Nurse Residency Program Accreditation On-Site Evaluators and submit an application.

Click here to review the Call for Applicants for NP Fellowship/Residency Program Accreditation On-Site Evaluators and submit an application.

The deadline for submitting an application is June 12, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET. To learn more about the value of serving as a volunteer evaluator, please watch Volunteering as a CCNE Evaluator in the Accreditation Process.

To be considered for service as a volunteer on-site evaluator in the CCNE accreditation review process for entry-to-practice nurse residency programs or NP fellowship/residency programs, interested individuals must complete the online application linked in the respective Call for Applicants referenced above and upload a current CV/resume. Two online reference forms must also be submitted from individuals who can address the applicant’s specific qualifications and suitability to serve as a CCNE on-site evaluator. CCNE will only consider complete applications (i.e., CCNE’s online application form, a CV/resume, and two reference forms).

For more information, please contact Mary Wells, CCNE Accreditation Manager, at mwells@ccneaccreditation.org or 202-887-6791 x230.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is an autonomous accrediting agency contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE strives to promote the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency/fellowship programs in nursing. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuous quality improvement in nursing education and nurse residency/fellowship programs.