CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 22, 2011 — The Department of Nursing at Southeast Missouri State University is pleased to announce that both the baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing have received continuing accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The CCNE Board of Commissioners acted at its meeting April 14-16 to grant the accreditation for a 10-year period, extending to June 30, 2021.
At its meeting, the Board determined that the programs met all four accreditation standards. The Board additionally determined that there are no compliance concerns with respect to any of the key elements, according to Dr. Marcia Hobbs, chair of the Department of Nursing, who led the accreditation efforts.
“The faculty did a tremendous amount of work to prepare for the visit and was assisted in their success by the University, students and our Community Partners Advisory Council,” she said.
All nursing faculty were involved in the preparation of the report and the visit, including Dr. Linda Bugle, professor of nursing, who served as chief editor. Dr. Ann Sprengel, professor of nursing, led the efforts to provide documentation on site during the visit.
The CCNE is the only nationally recognized nursing accrediting body that accredits only baccalaureate or graduate levels of nursing education. It serves the public interest by assessing programs that participate in effective educational practices. National nursing accreditation is a voluntary and self-regulatory process. The Department of Nursing also has full recognition by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.