SMWC Nursing Program receives accreditation from Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – The Bachelor of Science Nursing program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College just recently received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

This comes after the initial  accreditation site visit which was back in January.

SMWC’s nursing program was established in March 2014 to allow students to be be ready to integrate technology, utilize data, apply evidence-based findings, exhibit leadership abilities, communicate and collaborate effectively and creatively plan solutions for the best patient outcomes.

“This accreditation is a critical milestone for the College as we continue to grow our nursing program and ensure that we provide the highest quality education to our nursing students,” said Chairperson Marcia Miller, Ph.D. “I appreciate the contributions of nursing faculty and administration in accomplishing this huge endeavor during this very important process.”

CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing. The accreditation process covers all aspects of a program, including support systems for students, faculty proficiency, curriculum and graduation requirements.

Miller adds the accreditation is also important to prospective nursing students and employers. Students are assured that the SMWC curriculum meets national standards set by the accrediting body. It also allows nursing students to be eligible to pursuing graduate nursing degrees. For prospective employers, this means a confidence in a decision to hire a potential nurse who graduated from a CCNE accredited institution.