The SCTCC Nursing program (ADN) has always been approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing, but now it can add accreditation from the National League for Nursing through the Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).
The Nursing program started the accreditation process three years ago with the NLN CNEA needing three years of data, which supports continuous quality improvement and evidence for five standards of accreditation with accompanying quality indicators.
With this accreditation, graduates can now indicate on their resumes that they graduated from a nationally accredited nursing program. There are several employers, like the VA, that require this when hiring.
“When you review the mission and values of NLN CNEA—Caring, Diversity, Integrity, and Excellence—you can see how important it is for all involved in the nursing program,” said Director of Nursing, Dr. Connie Frisch.
The NLN CNEA promotes excellence and integrity in nursing education globally that respects the diversity of program mission, curricula, students, and faculty; emphasizes a culture of continuous quality improvement; and influences the preparation of a caring and competent nursing workforce. The Nursing accreditation will last through the fall of 2024.