June 9, 2009
The Morningside College Department of Nursing recently received national accreditation from the Commission on College Nursing Education (CCNE).
Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs in preparing effective nurses and identifies programs that engage in proficient educational practices.
The Morningside College Department of Nursing has been continually accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission since 1985 and recently decided to change to CCNE as a better fit for the college.
Over the past 32 years, more than 600 nurses have graduated from Morningside College with a Bachelor of Science of in Nursing (BSN). Graduates of the program have found employment in Siouxland and health care agencies across the nation. The mission of the nursing department is to prepare academically and clinically competent professional nurses to deliver holistic health care, integrating the values of a liberal arts education with professional preparation.
As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing education programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education. CCNE may be contacted by phone at 202-887-6791 or by mail at One Dupont Circle NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036.