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CCNE has extended our current accreditation status until a site visit can safely occur. The original date of March 18-20 has been postponed by CCNE in alignment with the CDC and the state of Pennsylvania’s coronavirus mitigation efforts.  The College of Nursing will announce the new accreditation visit date once it is determined.

Dear CON Community:

The Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing will host an accreditation visit by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for all of Penn State’s nursing programs. To learn more about the visit, go to https://www.nursing.psu.edu/a-message-from-the-dean/. The original date of March 18-20 has been postponed by CCNE in alignment with the CDC and the state of Pennsylvania’s coronavirus mitigation efforts.  The College of Nursing will announce the new accreditation visit date once it is determined.

CCNE will be conducting an on-site 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

or

thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org

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.

Sincerely,

Laurie Badzek, LLM, JD, MS, RN, FNAP, FAAN
Dean and Professor
College of Nursing