CCNE Accredits Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

OCTOBER 19, 2016 – The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accredited the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the School of Nursing & Health Studies.

The accreditation is for five years since this is a newly accredited program, according to Edilma L. Yearwood, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, chair of the Department of Professional Nursing Practice.

Yearwood expressed her “sincere appreciation” to program director Peggy Slota, DNP, RN, FAAN, and “the faculty and students for all the hard work that went into the preparation and site visit.”

‘Ongoing Success’

“At its meeting, the [CCNE Board of Commissioners] determined that the program met all four accreditation standards,” the notification reads. “The Board additionally determined that there are no compliance concerns with respect to the key elements.”

Patricia Cloonan, PhD, RN, the school’s dean, thanked Slota, Yearwood, and Peggy Compton, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for research, evaluation, and graduate studies, for their leadership on the process.

“It has been great to see the DNP become a part of the culture of our school,” said Cloonan, who noted the first cohort of students, now working on their major final projects, will complete the program in December and process at graduation in May.

“The ongoing success of this program is due to our academic leadership and the participation of a multidisciplinary faculty - a true benefit of our organizational model,” she says.

CCNE Information

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs at Georgetown University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791. Click here for more information.  

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