Duquesne Nursing Programs Receive First-Time Accreditation, Reaccreditation by National Nursing Association

Four of Duquesne University's School of Nursing programs have been granted accreditation by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN) Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Based on a recent CCNE assessment, Duquesne's post-graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse certificate and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs received accreditation from the CCNE for the first time, for 10 and five years respectively.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs were each granted reaccreditation for 10 years.

"The recent CCNE accreditation signifies our commitment to meeting high academic standards, and is a stamp of approval on the quality instruction our student nurses can expect to receive from Duquesne faculty," said Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, School of Nursing dean and professor.

The School of Nursing was analyzed by the CCNE accreditation team during a September 2016 in-depth site review for its curriculum, completion rates, career outcomes and resources.

As part of the assessment, the school also prepared a self-study, which highlighted both academic and student accomplishments. Students and faculty members were also interviewed by the review team to hear their impressions of the education provided by the school.

The AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education, influences the nursing profession to improve health care and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research and practice.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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