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Public comment invited on Southeastern master's program in nursing

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s graduate program in nursing is scheduled for an initial accreditation review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) March 10-12.

     The purpose of the accreditation review is to assess the educational program’s compliance with CCNE standards. Federal regulations require that accrediting agencies allow for public comment on the qualifications of institutions or programs under consideration for first accreditation or continuing accreditation, according to CCNE.

     The Southeastern graduate program is part of the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing and is offered in consortium with McNeese State University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

     Individuals who have pertinent and valid information about the accreditation of the program are invited to submit the information in writing to CCNE. Only signed comments will be accepted by the agency.

     Information should be sent to the Commission on Collegiate Nurisng Education, to the attention of LiAnn Shepard, accrediting assistant, at One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120.

     CCNE shares third-party comments with members of the evaluation team prior to the visit, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program. In its review of the program, the evaluation team will consider third-party comments, if any, which relate to the accreditation standards and the program’s qualifications for accreditation status.

     Comments should be received by CCNE no later than Feb. 9, 2008.

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