RU baccalaureate nursing program earns prestigious accreditation

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The baccalaureate nursing program at Radford University has been re-accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

RU was originally granted CCNE accreditation in 2004. RU is now one of 18 programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia to earn accreditation.

"Historically, the school of nursing has been known as the gold standard of nursing education in the Commonwealth," said Ken Cox, dean of the Waldron College of Health and Human Services. "The achievement underscores the track record of the faculty and staff in the school as they fulfill its mission of service to our community through continued improvement in teaching and learning."

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of public health by ensuring the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs.

According to the CCNE, RU's baccalaureate nursing program met all four accreditation standards and there were no compliance concerns. To earn its accreditation, RU undertook the rigorous process of accreditation in October 2013. At its April 22-25 meeting, the CCNE granted accreditation through June 30, 2024.  For more on CCNE accreditation, click here.

Jun 11, 2014