Kent State College of Nursing Granted 10 Year CCNE Accreditation

BSN, MSN, DNP, & post-graduate APRN certificate programs accredited for 10 years, the maximum term

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( granted 10 years accreditation to Kent State University College of Nursing baccalaureate and master’s degree programs, as well as the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program and the post-graduate APRN certificate program, extending to December 31, 2028.

“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,” said 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 BSN faculty to apply innovative teaching strategies to prepare students to become competent, caring and compassionate nurses ready to navigate the changing healthcare environment,” said 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, which will meet the growing healthcare needs of individuals in Northeast Ohio,” said 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.



PHOTO CAPTION: (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.


About Kent State University’s College of Nursing

In existence for more than 50 years, the College of Nursing at Kent State University is one of the largest and most comprehensive nursing programs in the nation with more than 12,000 alumni worldwide. As part of Kent State’s eight-campus system, the college provides more than 2,000 nursing students courses of study at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. To learn more about nursing programs at Kent State, please visit

POSTED: Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:33pm
UPDATED: Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:02pm
Mariah Gibbons