Comments on graduate nursing program solicited

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
December 3, 2012

      HAMMOND – The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) will conduct an initial accreditation review of the master's in nursing degree program offered by Southeastern Louisiana University in a consortium with other south Louisiana institutions. The purpose of the review is to assess the educational program's compliance with CCNE standards.

     The review will be conducted March 4-6 in order to assess the program's compliance with CCNE standards. Other institutions that participate in the graduate nursing degree program are the University of Louisiana – Lafayette, McNeese State University in Lake Charles and Nicholl State University in Thibodaux.

     Federal regulations require that accrediting agencies allow for public comment on the qualifications of institutions or programs under consideration for continuing accreditation, according to CCNE.

     Individuals with pertinent and valid information about the program are invited to submit their comments by Feb. 2 in writing to CCNE. Only signed comments will be accepted by the agency.

     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. During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third-party comments, if any relate to the accreditation standards and the program's qualifications for accreditation status.

     Information should be sent 30 days before the visit begins to the Commission on Collegiate Nurisng Education, Attention: Ms. Christina Walcott, accrediting assistant, at One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120.

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