The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has informed California Southern University that the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN), an Associate Degree to Masters (ADN to MSN) degree programs have been approved for CCNE accreditation.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for academic nursing education. AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education; assists schools in implementing those standards; influences the nursing profession to improve health care; and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice. An autonomous arm of AACN, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs preparing effective nurses.
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 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 programs.
By receiving CCNE accreditation, it is an indicator of the quality of California Southern University’s programs. It shows that the university meets rigorous standards set for programs in nursing and that CalSouthern programs meet educational and regulatory standards for schools of nursing. Having this accreditation will allow students to demonstrate the quality of the program in the nursing community and assist them as they move forward in their education.
“I am very excited that we have received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Our Learners, Faculty, and staff all worked together with me to have a successful accreditation visit and showcase our outstanding programs,” says Judith McLeod, Dean of Nursing. “Our graduates will demonstrate the quality and integrate of our programs to other nurses as they progress in their careers.”
With CCNE accreditation, CalSouthern should see positive growth in all nursing programs and have a strong basis to build on for our Doctor of Nursing Practice program that should start in 2019.
About California Southern:
California Southern University is a regionally accredited university, offering undergraduate and graduate online degree programs in law, business, criminal justice, and law enforcement, psychology, education and nursing to a nationwide and international student body. CalSouthern is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001. To learn more about online education at CalSouthern, please visit https://www.calsouthern.edu/.