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Le Moyne Nursing Programs Receive Reaccreditation

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Both the bachelor’s and master’s programs in nursing at Le Moyne College have received renewed accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

CCNE’s Board of Commissioners has granted continuing accreditation to the baccalaureate and master’s degree program in nursing for 10 years, extending to June 20, 2022. These accreditation actions are effective as of Nov. 7, 2011, which is the first day of the programs’ recent CCNE on-site evaluation.

“We are thrilled to have been given this designation,” said Susan Bastable, Ed.D., R.N., chair and professor of the Department of Nursing. “Receiving the 10 full years of reaccreditation, which is the maximum number of years allowed for any nursing education program, confirms the integrity and strength of our undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Beyond determining that both programs met all four accreditation standards, the board determined that there were no compliance concerns with respect to any of the 26 key elements documented in the self-study for evaluation.”

The Department of Nursing initiated nursing education at Le Moyne in 2004 with the establishment of the RN-BS program. In 2005, the Dual Degree Partnership (DDPN) was created as the first unique model of its kind in the country to offer high school graduates the opportunity to earn two degrees, an associate's degree from St. Joseph's College of Nursing and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Le Moyne, while enjoying a four-year campus living and learning experience like any other college major. In 2006, the Master of Science in Nursing degree program and two post-master's certificates were established to prepare nurses with specialization as nurse educators or nurse administrators. In addition, the Department of Nursing offers a post-baccalaureate certificate for nurses who already have a bachelor's degree in another field to be eligible for the MS degree.

The bachelor's and master's program in nursing at Le Moyne College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

For more information on Le Moyne’s nursing programs, call (315) 445-5435.

posted on: 6/7/2012