School of Nursing

School of Nursing Receives Top Marks & 10 years of Continuing Accreditation from CCNE

Clemson University School of Nursing received the maximum 10 years of continuing accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) following an extensive self study and spring 2012 accreditation visit. CCNE notified the School of Nursing that all accreditation standards were met with no compliance concerns. “We are pleased to receive this affirmation of the excellent work of faculty and staff and students,” Dr. Rosanne Pruitt, Director of the School and Associate Dean of the College of Health, Education and Human Development.  The School of Nursing, part of the College of Health, Education, and Human Development has held national accreditation since 1972 prior to awarding the first baccalaureate degree.  The School of Nursing has programs leading to Baccalaureate, Baccalaureate for Registered Nurses, Master of Science with options for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse educators and nurse leadership. Graduates of the undergraduate and graduate programs regularly exceed national pass rates for licensure and certification.  A second degree baccalaureate for students who already hold a degree in another field began Fall 2011 and will accept 24 students for Fall 2012.  The School of Nursing is home to the first interdisciplinary PhD in Healthcare Genetics in the nation.

graduationContinuous National Accreditation

Clemson University School of Nursing was nationally accredited by the National League for Nursing in concert with the graduation of our first baccalaureate class in 1972.

Clemson University School of Nursing has been continuously accredited since that time. In 2005, Clemson University School of Nursing moved to CCNE with the decision that this group was a better fit for baccalaureate and higher degree programs. The transitioning allowed for a one year overlap of the two accreditors. Initial accreditation with CCNE was the maximum of five years. The renewal visit in2010 achieved the maximum ten years of accreditation noted above.

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Our interdisciplinary PhD in Healthcare Genetics is accredited through the ongoing University’s Institutional Accreditation.

Clemson University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur GA, 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Clemson University.