School of Nursing Earns 10-Year Accreditation

Jun. 2, 2014

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas – School of Nursing received a 10-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for its bachelor’s and master’s programs.

CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency contributing to the improvement of the public's health by ensuring the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

CCNE accreditation is a nongovernmental peer review process that operates in accordance with nationally recognized standards established for the practice of accreditation in the United States. Accreditation by CCNE is intended to:

  • Hold nursing programs accountable to the community of interest.
  • Evaluate the success of a nursing program in achieving its mission, goals, and expected outcomes.
  • Assess the extent to which a nursing program meets accreditation standards.
  • Inform the public of the purposes and values of accreditation and to identify nursing programs that meet accreditation standards.
  • Foster continuing improvement in nursing programs and, thereby, in professional practice.

The School of Nursing voluntarily seeks accreditation and participates in the self-assessment and evaluation processes. It has maintained accreditation since the 1970s, specifically from CCNE since 2008.

The next accreditation review will be conducted during 2023.