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Walden News // Jul 17, 2018

Walden University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Receives Extension of CCNE Accreditation

CCNE Accredited logoMinneapolis—July 17, 2018—Walden University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has received a 10-year accreditation extension through 2028 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an autonomous national accrediting agency that ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing.

“The CCNE accreditation extension is a high achievement that we’re immensely proud to receive, as it’s a testament to the outstanding outcomes of our DNP program,” said Andrea Lindell, PhD, RN, ANEF, Walden University College of Health Sciences vice provost and School of Nursing dean. “Walden University’s high-quality nursing programs are helping to address a nationwide shortage of qualified nurses and nursing faculty, and our graduates are in turn effecting positive social change in patient care and the healthcare industry at large.”

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 entry-to-practice nurse residency programs. It is a nongovernmental peer-review process that operates in accordance with nationally recognized standards established for the practice of accreditation in the United States.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) and master’s degree in nursing (MSN) programs at Walden University are also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( The nursing programs at Walden are designed to help students use evidence-based practice to enhance patient care and develop leadership skills. For more information, please visit

About Walden University
For more than 45 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Students from all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 150 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university offers more than 80 degree programs with more than 400 specializations and concentrations. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, Walden is one of more than 70 institutions in 25 countries that make up the Laureate International Universities network. For more information about Walden, please visit