June 16, 2021

Purdue University Global School of Nursing programs receive 10-year accreditation approval from CCNE

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Global School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs have received 10-year accreditation approval from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

“Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our faculty and staff, Purdue Global has demonstrated a commitment to nursing education excellence and a culture of continuous improvement of academic quality,” said Melissa Burdi, Purdue Global vice president and dean of the School of Nursing. “I am pleased that CCNE has recognized our collective efforts and the commitment we make to our students.”

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Officially recognized by the U.S. secretary of education as a national accreditation agency, 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 programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency programs.

Students with a degree from an accredited program are more competitive in the job market since employers know their education has adhered to national standards.

While the School of Nursing will continue to submit routine reports and updates to CCNE regarding the progress of its academic programs, Purdue Global will not engage in another accreditation site visit for these two programs until 2030. It is the maximum amount of accreditation approval granted to nursing higher education institutions.

The master’s degree in nursing and postgraduate advanced practice registered nurses certificate programs at Purdue Global also are accredited by CCNE.

About Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global delivers personalized online education tailored to the unique needs of adults who have work or life experience beyond the classroom, enabling them to develop essential academic and professional skills with the support and flexibility they need to achieve their career goals. It offers personalized paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits and other considerations – no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global serves 34,000 students (as of April 2021), most of whom earn their degree online. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University’s flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest Indiana, as well as serving science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. For more information, visit purdueglobal.edu.

Writer/Media Contact: Tom Schott, 765-427-1721, tschott@purdue.edu

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