College of Nursing programs receive approval by Ohio Board of Nursing

August 25, 2010 | News, UToday
By Josh Martin

The University of Toledo’s College of Nursing is on a roll.

The Ohio Board of Nursing issued full approval recently for three of the college’s programs — an honor one year after the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) reviewed the college and assessed it as outstanding. CCNE is the national accrediting body for baccalaureate and higher-degree nursing education programs.

The most recent distinction means that the college’s Clinical Nurse Leader Master of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the UT/Bowling Green State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing Consortium programs are in full compliance with the requirements specified in Chapter 4723-5 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

During such visits, the Ohio Board of Nursing site visit evaluation team interviews students enrolled in the respective programs and faculty and college administrators to assure the programs are in compliance with the rules, policies and expectations set forth in the Ohio Administrative Code.

The team members review the pre-survey site nursing report, resources in the site visit resource room, and other college records in order to provide a summary report for the Ohio Board of Nursing.

“I am so proud of the leading work that we are doing in the College of Nursing,” said Dr. Timothy Gaspar, dean of the college. “Our professional peers as well as the accrediting and approval agencies recognize the wonderful contributions we are making to nursing and health care.”

He expressed gratitude for the college faculty and students who worked with the evaluation team from the Ohio Board of Nursing, and credited the reorganization of the college as “another bold step by faculty to position us for the ever-changing future of our discipline of nursing and in health-care delivery.”

The college’s next initial accreditation site visit by CCNE will take place in April for the UT/Wright State University Doctor of Nursing Practice Consortium Program.

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