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School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Nursing Center, Hunter Hall

Mount Vernon Nazarene University CCNE Accreditation Announcement
Public Announcement

The nursing program in the Mount Vernon Nazarene University School of Nursing and Health Sciences will be hosting a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation site visit on February 19-21, 2014. This visit is part of the process for seeking continuing nursing professional accreditation through the CCNE for the Traditional and RN to BS undergraduate nursing degrees.

CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, which accredits baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing through a nongovernmental peer review process. The intent of the accreditation process is to hold nursing programs accountable to their communities of interest, evaluate how successful a program is in achieving established goals appropriate for the preparation of professional nurses, assess the extent to which accreditation standards are being met, and foster continuing improvement in nursing programs. CCNE also informs the public of the purposes and values of accreditation and identifies nursing programs that meet accreditation standards.

Prior to the accreditation site visit, schools are required to provide communities of interest an opportunity to provide third-party comments directly to the CCNE. Third-party comments are accepted up to 30 days before the start of the on-site evaluation. Third-party comments are shared with members of the evaluation team only. At no time during the review process are comments shared with the program.

Signed third-party comments relating to the accreditation process should be directed to the CCNE home office at the address listed below:

Catherine Sneed
Accreditation Coordinator
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036

Give to Nursing Program


Thank you for your interest in nursing at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. We are excited about our nursing program and believe we are preparing nurses for a wonderful and challenging career. The opportunities available to nurses are growing daily. We look forward to meeting you to discuss this exciting and dynamic profession!

Mission Statement
Educating nurse leaders in a Christ-like environment to meet the healthcare needs of the community through the ministry of nursing.

The Need for Nurses
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Projections 2010-2020 released in February 2012, the Registered Nursing workforce is the top occupation in terms of job growth through 2020. It is expected that the number of employed nurses will grow from 2.74 million in 2010 to 3.45 million in 2020, an increase of 712,000 or 26%. The projections further explain the need for 495,500 replacements in the nursing workforce bringing the total number of job opening for nurses due to growth and replacements to 1.2 million by 2020.

Major: Bachelor of Science with a Nursing Major
The four-year nursing program includes one year of pre-nursing courses. Students should apply for admission to the nursing program during the spring of their pre-nursing year.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Mount Vernon Nazarene University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-7691.

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