CCNE: Invitation for Third-Party Comments
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Virtual Accreditation Visit
Invitation for Third-Party Comments
A team representing the CCNE will visit UMGC March 31–April 2, 2021 for a virtual evaluation of the Nursing for Registered Nurses bachelor’s degree program (RN-to-BSN). CCNE is an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education. The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at UMGC is accredited by CCNE.
As such, the RN-to-BSN program has been undergoing a self-study process, addressing the CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (2018). An evaluation team will conduct a virtual visit of the university to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will make a recommendation to the Commission regarding continuing accreditation for this program. Following a review process, the Commission itself will take the final action.
In accordance with CCNE procedure, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning the program’s qualifications for accreditation through one of two methods below:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Written and signed third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE until March 10, 2021 and must relate to the CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (2018). All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be signed and written in English, consistent with CCNE’s policy on Conduct of Business in English. Comments are shared only with the CCNE evaluation team appointed to review the RN-to-BSN program.