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A Message for our nursing community

This page is used to share messages from Dean Laurie Badzek to our nursing constituents. It is updated frequently, check back often!

Dean Badzek shared a message regarding the recent events that occurred at our nation’s Capitol building.

Below are the details of the College of Nursing’s upcoming accreditation visit. 

Dear CON Community:                       

The Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing will host an accreditation visit by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education on January 27-29, 2021.              

CCNE will be conducting a virtual evaluation of our baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate program.                    

In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning our programs’ qualifications for accreditation.                   

We invite you to submit comments to CCNE at        

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001


via email to

Comments must be received 21 days prior to the first day of the virtual evaluation and are due by January 6, 2021.

All third-party comments must be written in English. Please note that comments are shared only with the CCNE evaluation team appointed to review our programs. At no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program, the Accreditation Review Committee, or the Board.

Be well,