Northwest Christian University’s RN to BSN undergraduate nursing program has received accreditation by the prestigious Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an autonomous accrediting agency contributing to the improvement of the public’s health by ensuring the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.
“Accreditation by CCNE means that NCU’s RN to BSN program adheres to the nation’s highest standards for nursing education as well as the ethical standards of the nursing profession,” said Dr. Linda Veltri, R.N., director of NCU’s nursing program. “Meeting the CCNE’s rigorous accreditation criteria is a credit to the quality educators teaching our nursing students as well as to the partnerships the program has established with healthcare providers through out the region.”
According to its web site, the Commission 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 entry-to-practice nurse residency programs.
NCU’s RN to BSN program joins other CCNE accredited programs in Oregon and Washington, including: Oregon Health Sciences University, University of Portland, University of Washington, Washington State University, and Gonzaga University, among others.