Kent State College of Nursing Granted 10-Year CCNE Accreditation

Kent State University's College of Nursing has been granted 10 years accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for its baccalaureate and master’s degree programs as well as the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program and the postgraduate APRN certificate program. The accreditation extends to Dec. 31, 2028.

(From left) Tracey Motter, DNP, RN, associate dean for undergraduate programs; Dean Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN; and Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate dean for graduate studies, hold the CCNE accreditation certificates.
“The excellence in education and the hard work of the faculty and staff of Kent State College of Nursing have enabled us to receive the maximum CCNE accreditation of 10 years,” says College of Nursing Dean Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN. “I continue to be impressed by the commitment of my colleagues to provide students with the education to become leaders in the provision of healthcare. I am proud to be part of the continuing excellence and leadership that Kent State University College of Nursing provides the region and the world.”

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.

“The CCNE accreditation process highlighted the commitment of our B.S.N. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) faculty to apply innovative teaching strategies to prepare students to become competent, caring and compassionate nurses ready to navigate the changing healthcare environment,” says Tracey Motter, DNP, RN, associate dean for undergraduate programs.

“CCNE accreditation reflects the College of Nursing’s commitment to prepare the very best advanced practice nurses, nurse educators and nurse administrators, who will meet the growing healthcare needs of individuals in Northeast Ohio,” says Wendy Umberger, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, associate dean for graduate studies.

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, 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.

POSTED: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 01:39 PM
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 10:55 PM
Mariah Gibbons