Plymouth State University Nursing Program Receives National Accreditation

January 12th, 2014 by blyndes

 

PSU Nursing student Nathalie Strickott, right, provides care for a patient at Speare Memorial Hospital as part of the University's RN licensure program. Photo courtesy John Hession.

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–– Plymouth State University’s Nursing program has received a five-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a branch of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, for the program’s Bachelor of Science in nursing. CCNE awarded five years of initial accreditation to PSU, which is the maximum number of years granted for new degree programs. Nursing program Director Mary D. Bantell, EdD, RN, said the accreditation is a significant step forward for the two-year old program.

“We’re very pleased to have received the maximum number of years of accreditation from CCNE, which is recognition of the excellence of our program and faculty,” said Bantell.  “We were successful in our accreditation efforts because of the collaboration with and support of our communities, including all of our hospital and health care agency colleagues.”

The CCNE accreditation process included submission of a self-study and on-site interviews.

The PSU Department of Nursing offers a traditional pre-licensure program and an online bachelor’s in nursing completion program for nurses.  The Nursing Department graduated its first class in May, 2013.

For more information about PSU nursing program please visit:

www.plymouth.edu/department/nursing/

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU News Services Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

 

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