Monday, December 2, 2002
School of Nursing receives reaccreditation
Oakland University's School of Nursing programs recently were reaccredited by a national organization. This is the first accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which is for the maximum accreditation period of 10 years. Previously, the School of Nursing was accredited by the National League for Nursing.
"We are very proud to be accredited by the CCNE for the maximum accreditation time," said Teresa Thompson, assistant professor of nursing and chair of the accreditation committee. "Our faculty and staff are committed to creating the best learning environment for our students, and it's important to know our efforts are being recognized."
Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is an autonomous accrediting agency contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs preparing effective nurses.
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 education programs and the continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education.
The nurse anesthesia program also received full accreditation for 10 years from the AANA Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. This accreditation means that Oakland's graduate program has met rigorous accreditation standards for nurse anesthesia educational programs. Oakland's School of Nursing is nationally recognized for its educational program.