The Georgia Southern University School of Nursing is fully accredited by all appropriate national, state, and specialized/professional nursing accrediting agencies. Accrediting agencies assure that programs in nursing education engage in effective educational practices in the preparation of nurses. A determination of accreditation by an accrediting agency is an indication of confidence in the educational institution to offer a program of quality, deserving of public approbation. (NOTE: Universities and colleges in the United States must hold appropriate regional accreditation in order to be recognized to award higher education degrees. All nursing programs must hold approval from their State Board of Nursing. Voluntary program accreditation by one specialized/ professional nursing accreditation body is highly desirable, particularly to assure graduates of continued educational and employment mobility.) The Georgia Southern University holds the following accreditation and approvals:
1. Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). This regional accreditation grants Georgia Southern University the right to award Associate, Bachelor, Master, Specialist, and Doctorate degrees. Current Accreditation Period: 2020 for BSN, RN-BSN, and MSN; Renewal for Post-Master’s DNP: Fall 2015.
The Georgia Southern University holds the following state and specialized/professional nursing accreditations:
2. Georgia Board of Nursing. (Required Approval). The Georgia Board of Nursing grants Full Approval to nursing programs who maintain compliance with the Georgia Board of Nursing Rules and Regulations as evidenced by: annual reports submitted by the program, site visit reports, and appropriate passing percentages of first-time writers on the NCLEX-RN examination. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status of the program can be directed o: Georgia Board of Nursing, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217-3858. Phone: (912) 207-1640. Active Current Approval Period.
3. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). (Voluntary Specialized/ Professional Accreditation). Formed in 1998, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is the premier accrediting agency recognizing professional baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing in the United States. Georgia Southern University School of Nursing is approved for its baccalaureate and graduate programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. To be accredited, the following are required:
a) The nursing program is viable and appears, based upon the review of submitted materials, to be conducted in a manner that will enable compliance with CCNE accreditation standards.
b) The institution has a history of seeking and ensuring continuing accreditation and program recognition by appropriate accrediting and regulatory agencies.
c) The institution has ensured the continuing viability of the nursing education program by being responsive to the concerns of accrediting and regulatory agencies.
For further information about the status of the program, please contact the Commission on Collegiate nursing Education at the following address: Commission on Collegiate nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120. Phone: (202) 887-6791. Current Accreditation Period: 2020 for BSN, RN-BSN, and MSN; 2015 for the DNP.
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Last updated: 1/4/2016