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School of Nursing expecting important visitors

By July 5, 2005General

School of Nursing expecting important visitors


Delta State University’s School of Nursing is expecting important visitors when the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) team calls for a reaccredidation review of their Masters Program on October 3-5.


Delta State University was the first nursing program in Mississippi to be accredited by CCNE,” said Dr. Lizabeth L. Carlson, Dean of the School of Nursing. “The CCNE accredits baccalaureate and graduate programs of nursing by evaluating and make judgments about the quality of these nursing programs. The commission serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices in the preparation of nurses. Accreditation by the CCNE indicates that the public can have confidence in the quality of the nursing program.”  


The School of Nursing has also maintained state accreditation through the State Board of Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) since the start of both the undergraduate (1977) and graduate (1995) programs.


Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments to the CCNE about the Delta State University School of Nursing Graduate Program. CCNE will accept “written and signed third-party comments until 30 days before the visit or September 3, 2005,” Dean Carlson quoted from the CCNE directives. These written and signed comments are to be sent to Ms. Sarah Jameson, Accreditation Assistant; One Dupont Circle, NW; Suite 530; Washington, DC 20034-1120.  


For more information, call the DSU Nursing Department at 662-846-4255.