CCNE Accreditation Update

Wilmington University’s Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The College of Health Professions is currently engaged in preparing for our evaluation review of the RN to BSN program, Master’s in Nursing programs, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificates. The College has generated a self-study document that addresses the extent to which the programs are in compliance with the CCNE standards for accreditation. A CCNE evaluation team is scheduled to conduct a site visit March 2-4, 2020. A resource file has been compiled for on-site inspection by the CCNE evaluation team. This file contains evidence of compliance with accreditation standards. Examples of evidence include faculty qualifications and accomplishments, promotional and recruitment materials, academic policies, curricula, syllabi, exemplars of student course work, degree completion rates, certification pass rates, and other measures of success of our graduates.

What is CCNE?

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) "is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing education programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency programs.”

Accreditation by CCNE is intended to accomplish at least five general purposes:

  • To hold nursing education 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.

This notice of upcoming accreditation review is to all stakeholders and interested parties, who are invited to submit in writing, comments concerning the program’s qualifications for accreditation. Written comments will be received by CCNE up until 21 days prior to the start of the on-site evaluation.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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Washington DC 20001


This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2018-2019 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2018 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.