Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Walden University’s complete portfolio of nursing degree programs—the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program—are all accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). With all three of our nursing programs having accreditation, you can be assured that you are choosing a high-quality program that has met the rigorous standards set by the industry. The CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. CCNE accreditation ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs in preparing effective nurses by:

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  • Ensuring nursing programs are held accountable to the profession as a whole.
  • Evaluating the success of nursing programs in achieving their missions, goals, and expected outcomes.
  • Assessing the extent to which nursing programs meet accreditation standards.
  • Fostering continuing improvement in nursing programs and professional practice.
  • Ensures that the program meets professional standards of quality and relevance, giving you more opportunities as a graduate.
  • Provides you with an advantage when applying to doctoral programs.

Learn more about accreditation at Walden