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UW-Eau Claire nursing programs receive national reaccreditation

RELEASED: Dec. 22, 2011

Linda Young
Dr. Linda Young

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been granted full reaccreditation for its baccalaureate and master's programs in nursing and full initial accreditation for its doctor of nursing practice program by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The reaccreditation for the baccalaureate and master's programs is for the maximum limit of 10 years, and the DNP program accreditation is for the maximum term of five years, said Dr. Linda Young, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Young noted that while the amount of work in preparing for accreditation of just one program is intensive, the nursing department had to prepare for and participate in three program reviews, with one of the programs, the DNP program, still in development at the time.

"It just does not get better than this," Young said. "I want to thank nursing administration, faculty, staff, students and all those who participated in the site visit on campus. We can move forward in confidence in carrying out our vision of educating nurse leaders to challenge boundaries and build bridges for a healthier world."

In its report, the CCNE stated the UW-Eau Claire nursing programs met all four accreditation standards related to program mission and governance, institutional commitment and resources, curriculum and teaching-learning practices, and aggregate student and faculty outcomes.

The reaccreditation for the baccalaureate and master's degree programs expires Dec. 31, 2021. The accreditation for the DNP program expires Dec. 31, 2016. The accreditation is through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 202-887-6791.

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