In October, Hiram’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing received initial full approval for five years with no recommendations from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing, and 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 post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs.
Hiram’s accreditation actually comes earlier than had been originally anticipated when the BSN program launched in 2007, and means that the program’s first graduating class in May, 2011, will be from an accredited program.