Nursing Programs Accreditation
The Baccalaureate degree in nursing, Master of Science degree with a major in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at UND are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. The Commission 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 programs.
The 2020 reaccreditation of the CNPD Department of Nursing’s baccalaureate, master’s and doctor of nursing practice degree programs is officially underway, a process that includes a structured self-study evaluation and an on-site visit. The CNPD Department of Nursing will host a team from CCNE for the on-site evaluation of our programs April 1-3, 2020.
Opportunity to Submit Public Comment
In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation.
Written third-party comments regarding programs must be received by CCNE by no later than March 10 (21 days prior to the first day of the scheduled on-site evaluation). Only signed comments are accepted by CCNE. CCNE shares third-party comments with members of the evaluation team prior to the visit, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program. During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third-party comments that relate to the accreditation standards. All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE's policy on Conduct of Business in English.
If you would like to submit a third-party comment for a program currently under review,
please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
If you have any questions about this process, please contact CCNE staff at 202.887.6791 x268.