Decker School of Nursing re-accredited by CCNE for 10 more years

Graduate students in the Decker School completed 868 hours of simulation and practice in 2018. Here, nurse practitioner students practice suturing as part of an Advanced Skills Workshop held each year. Image Credit: Jonathan Cohen.
Graduate students in the Decker School completed 868 hours of simulation and practice in 2018. Here, nurse practitioner students practice suturing as part of an Advanced Skills Workshop held each year.
Graduate students in the Decker School completed 868 hours of simulation and practice in 2018. Here, nurse practitioner students practice suturing as part of an Advanced Skills Workshop held each year. Photography: Jonathan Cohen.

Binghamton University Decker School of Nursing’s baccalaureate, master’s, doctor of nursing practice and post-graduate advanced-practice registered nurse certificate programs have been granted a full, 10-year re-accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). This is the longest period of time for which the CCNE grants accreditation for nursing programs and reflects CCNE’s satisfaction and confidence that the Decker School of Nursing is meeting and will continue to meet its rigorous standards for nursing education.

During the accreditation process CCNE visitors examined the quality and integrity of the nursing programs at the Decker School. All standards were met with no compliance concerns.

CCNE, officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, is a national accreditation agency. CCNE accreditation ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate- and graduate-level nursing programs and serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. The rigorous accreditation process focuses on program quality, mission and governance, resources, curriculum and program outcomes.

“I am thrilled to have received re-accreditation by the CCNE because it is a mark of approval from our peers,” said Mario R. Ortiz, dean of the Decker School. “Everyone at the Decker School of Nursing has worked tremendously hard to develop an excellent nursing education program and this re-accreditation is a testament to that hard work. As we move ahead with a number of new initiatives, we will continue this commitment to excellence.

The Decker School of Nursing accreditation is effective through June 2029.

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