Opportunity to Submit Public Comment – CCNE Accreditation Evaluation
On April 12-14, 2021, the Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, will host an accreditation visit for the Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN), and post-graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse certificate programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). As a national accreditation agency, CCNE contributes to the improvement of the public’s health by ensuring the quality and integrity of nursing baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs. Accreditation is based on established CCNE standards.
Our initial five-year full accreditation of the BSN and MSN programs was granted in March 2016.Currently, the 2021 reaccreditation is officially underway. This process includes a structured self-study evaluation and an on-site visit designed to further engage faculty, staff and students in the establishment of best practices and highest standards in nursing education. Due to COVID-19, the 2021 onsite visit will be conducted virtually.
As part of their process to award accreditation, CCNE takes into consideration comments submitted by third parties, which includes program constituents and other interested parties. Comments should focus on whether a program is qualified to receive the accreditation based on the quality of the program (see CCNE standards above).
We invite you to submit in writing your third-party comments concerning our program’s qualifications for accreditation. Please send to CCNE, as follows:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
All third-party comments must be received by CCNE no later than March 21, 2021, and must be written in English, consistent with CCNE’s policy on Conduct of Business in English. Only signed comments are accepted. If you have any questions about this process, please contact CCNE staff at 202-887-6791, x268.