College of Nursing Celebrates Positive Accreditation Review

November 20, 2019 | News, UToday, Nursing
By Tyrel Linkhorn

The University of Toledo College of Nursing has received full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education following a positive site review earlier this year.

The commission granted its maximum 10-year accreditation to UToledo’s Master of Science in Nursing Program, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Program. The accreditations run through December 2029.

UToledo’s newly independent Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program received a five-year accreditation running through December 2024. Five years is the maximum for what the commission considers to be a new program.

“The outstanding review the College of Nursing received during the accreditation process helps validate our standing as a premier nursing program,” said Dr. Karen Bjorkman, UToledo interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “This is an exciting accomplishment, and I’m proud of the continuing excellence our faculty and staff show in preparing the next generation of nursing leaders.”

“It takes a team to have such an outstanding review, and I want to thank our leadership team, faculty and staff for the many, many hours that went into producing the accreditation materials that were so positively reviewed,” said Dr. Linda Lewandowski, dean of the UToledo College of Nursing. “This really attests to the excellence of our nursing programs that are truly a leader in our region.”

The UToledo-Bowling Green State University consortium also received 10-year-accrediation for its joint B.S.N. Program, though the final students who are enrolled in that program are expected to graduate in 2022.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is an autonomous accrediting agency that ensures the quality and integrity of nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency programs.

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