College of Nursing concludes successful reaccreditation visit

Sunday, October 7, 2012 10:10:00 PM

The Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing recently concluded a highly successful reaccreditation visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The commission evaluated the college on five main standards:

  • Program quality – mission and governance
  • Program quality -- institutional commitment and resources
  • Program quality – resources
  • Program quality – curriculum and teaching
  • Program effectiveness – Aggregate student and faculty outcomes

The preliminary debrief provided by the commission was highly favorable regarding these components; the final and full report will be delivered next April.

“This stellar accreditation debrief affirms the overall excellence of the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing,” said Dr. Tia Bojar, executive vice president of academic affairs. “I would like to thank everyone at the university who interacted with the accreditation team last month, and especially outgoing dean Ruth Waite, new dean Kelly Dries, and faculty members April Folgert, Kristen Bachman, Don Miller and Kim Paxton for their leadership through this process.”

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is an autonomous national accrediting agency that ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.