The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program in the Elms College School of Nursing is scheduled for reaccreditation visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on November 17-19, 2014.
CCNE accreditation is a nongovernmental peer review process that operates in accordance with nationally recognized standards established for the practice of accreditation in the United States. Accreditation by CCNE is intended to accomplish at least five general purposes:
To hold nursing programs accountable to the community of interest – the nursing profession, consumers, employers, higher education, students and their families, nurse residents – and to one another by ensuring that these programs have mission statements, goals, and outcomes that are appropriate to prepare individuals to fulfill their expected roles.
To evaluate the success of a nursing program in achieving its mission, goals, and expected outcomes.
To assess the extent to which a nursing program meets accreditation standards.
To inform the public of the purposes and values of accreditation and to identify nursing programs that meet accreditation standards.
To foster continuing improvement in nursing programs – and, thereby, in professional practice.
The CCNE accreditation process directs institutions to provide an opportunity for the program’s communities of interest to provide third-party comments directly to the CCNE evaluation team. Written and signed third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE until October 17, 2014 at the address provided below. Communicating directly with the CCNE evaluation team is an opportunity to provide feedback about the MSN program, our students, graduates, faculty, or any other components of the School of Nursing as they relate to the CCNE accreditation standards.
Please note that CCNE shares third-party comments only with members of the evaluation team, and the team only considers third-party comments that relate to the program’s compliance with the accreditation standards. Your comments, or any questions related to the process, should be communicated directly to Ms. Victoria Mansfield, Accreditation Coordinator, at the address below no later than October 17, 2014. Your remarks will be communicated to the CCNE evaluation team, but at no time will they be shared with the Elms College School of Nursing, so confidentiality is assured.
If you have any questions related to the described process, please contact Ms. Victoria Mansfield.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036