The West Shore Community College Nursing Program is seeking to become accredited through the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).
The accreditation process must be completed within three years of being accepted as a candidate. Within this time frame the nursing department will submit a self-study report and then welcome NLN CNEA on-site program evaluators to campus in fall 2017.
“CNEA accreditation will help us focus on continuous improvement and assuring that what we offer to students is current and addresses the needs of employers. It ensures our nurses will obtain a high quality education and are prepared to excel in the workplace,” said Susan Warmuskerken, interim director of WSCC’s nursing program.
According to the NLN CNEA, the organization promotes excellence and integrity in nursing education globally through an accreditation process that respects the diversity of each college’s program mission, curricula, students, and faculty. It also emphasizes a culture of continuous quality improvement and influences the preparation of a caring and competent nursing workforce.
The NLN CNEA Standards of Accreditation consist of five standards with accompanying quality indicators and interpretive guidelines for each quality indicator. These five standards are applied to all types of nursing programs.
As part of the accreditation process, interested parties are invited to submit comments to the National League for Nursing, in writing, directly to NLN CNEA, attention Andrea Browning, NLN CNEA Administrative Coordinator, no later than August 24.
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Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Communications & Community Engagement