CCNE accredits two College of Nursing programs

via sdstate.edu 10.28.2016

The South Dakota State University College of Nursing recently had two programs earn accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The college’s doctor of nursing practice and postgraduate advanced practice registered nurse certificate programs both were accredited for 10 years. The 10-year accreditation period is a first for both programs. The DNP program was first accredited in 2011 for five years as a new program.

“This news is a reflection on all of the hard work the college has done and will continue to do to deliver quality nursing education,” said Nancy Fahrenwald, dean of the college. “We are proud of our graduates who have advanced their education and serve the health-care workforce as an APRN or DNP. They and the other professionals provide affordable, accessible and high-quality health care to millions of Americans.”

As a result of the accreditation, these two programs are approved until Dec. 31, 2026.

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