Stevenson University Nursing Programs Achieve 10-Year CCNE Accreditation

November 2, 2022 3 PM

The Bachelor of Science pre-licensure program for traditional undergraduates; RN-to-BS Nursing and Nursing Associate-to-Bachelor’s programs; Master’s in Nursing; and graduate certificate programs in Nursing Education and Population-Based Care Coordination at Stevenson University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Stevenson University is pleased to announce that the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has certified the accreditation of Stevenson’s baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs for 10 years, which is the maximum term possible. CCNE accreditation applies to all of the University’s nursing programs: the Bachelor of Science Pre-Licensure program for traditional undergraduates; the RN-to-BS Nursing and Nursing Associate-to-Bachelor’s programs; and the Master’s in Nursing and graduate certificate programs.

“The CCNE accreditation process requires the University to demonstrate adherence to a set of rigorous quality standards, key elements, and ongoing assessment for continuous improvement. This re-accreditation truly represents the efforts and commitment of our nursing faculty, staff, and administrators to ensure high quality teaching, mentoring, and outcomes for our bachelor’s and master’s level nursing students,” said Susan T. Gorman, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost. “I salute our nursing faculty, staff, and administrators for their ongoing dedication to excellence in nursing education to the benefit of our students, the nursing workforce, and, ultimately, the health and well-being of all those in their care. The 10-year re-accreditation reflects the high standards and practices they maintain.”

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency/fellowship programs in nursing, and serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. 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 and nurse residency/fellowship programs.

Founded in 1947, Stevenson University enrolls more than 3,700 students pursuing traditional undergraduate, doctoral, and online master’s and professional degrees. Stevenson is driven by an educational mission that “meets students where they are” to get them where they want to be in their lives through a commitment to close-knit, supportive community centered on student success; creating career connections that foster students’ professional success through curricular and co-curricular experiences, internships, and mentoring; and exceptional experiences in and out of the classroom through which students can discover their talents, explore their interests, and achieve their visions for their lives.

Stevenson’s nursing program was founded in 1991 and has graduated more than 3,000 bachelor’s and master’s nursing students over the last three decades. Graduates of Stevenson’s baccalaureate and master’s nursing programs serve in hospitals and healthcare facilities in our region and across the nation as practitioners, leaders, and educators of the next generation of nursing professionals. Stevenson’s nursing programs—first by accredited by the National League of Nursing in 1995—have been accredited by CCNE since 2008.