ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA –The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Board of Commissioners acted at its meeting on April 26-28, 2022, to grant accreditation to NC Wesleyan University’s RN to BSN program for three years, extending to June 30, 2025. The accreditation action is effective as of September 22, 2021, which is the first day of the program’s recent CCNE evaluation. North Carolina Wesleyan celebrated the first class of graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing during its recent spring 2022 commencement ceremony.
North Carolina Wesleyan University announced in May 2020 that the program received accreditation approval from its regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), after submitting documentation in January 2020. Classes began during the fall 2020 semester.
Dr. Brittany Bass, Director of the RN to BSN program, called the initial accreditation “a significant accomplishment for the vision of nursing at NCWU.” She went on to say “The accreditation process is an intensive journey requiring participation from not only the program faculty, but also University administration, support services, clinical agencies and the nursing advisory committee. The demand for baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses has never been higher and NCWU’s RN to BSN program has a major impact on increasing the quality of clinical services in our local area by. We are incredibly excited about the future of nursing at Wesleyan, as well as the possibilities for growth and future development of additional nursing programs.”
NC Wesleyan’s 100% online RN to BSN program is designed to help registered nurses achieve the education necessary to broaden their skill set and advance their careers in nursing. The 34-credit hour program integrates new and innovative knowledge into daily nursing practices. This professional baccalaureate nursing practice focuses on population health, nursing leadership and management, informatics, healthcare policy and evidence-based research opportunities that facilitate professional growth. RN to BSN students are required to complete clinical practice experiences that allow them to implement new knowledge into their nursing practice. The program features multiple start dates so students can begin when they are ready and finish in as little as 12 months. To learn more about the RN to BSN Program at North Carolina Wesleyan University, visit ncwu.edu/rntobsn.
*The RN to BSN program at North Carolina Wesleyan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org).
About the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency/fellowship programs in nursing. 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.