NDMU’s School of Nursing Receives 10-year Program Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation Recognizes Program Excellence
Female wearing blue nursing scrubs checks temperature on mannikin in a nursing simulation lab

BALTIMORE – Notre Dame of Maryland University’s baccalaureate and master’s degree in nursing programs received full accreditation through 2032 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), recognizing their excellence in preparing nurses for the profession.

Full program accreditation indicates the School of Nursing meets the standards for nursing education through a peer-review process to enhance quality improvement. The baccalaureate degree and the master’s degree programs received initial accreditation with the CCNE in 2017.

“The School of Nursing has a long history of delivering high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students to grow as competent, compassionate, and caring nursing professionals,” said Dr. Kathleen Wisser, dean of the School of Nursing. “This accreditation from the CCNE reaffirms the strength of our curriculum based on caring science, as well as our expert faculty.”

NDMU’s nursing programs are among the nation’s best. U.S. News & World Report recognized the University’s undergraduate nursing program as one of the top undergraduate nursing programs in the country in both the 2022 and 2023 Best Colleges rankings.

As the demand for more qualified professional nurses and nurse educators has increased, NDMU’s School of Nursing has expanded its offerings to meet the need. The School of Nursing began offering a 15-month accelerated, second-degree BSN program at the main campus in Baltimore and launched a hybrid program at the ABSN Learning Site in Elkridge. The School of Nursing also recently added two additional MSN programs to prepare nurses as adult-gerontology and family nurse practitioners to meet Maryland’s growing need for primary care professionals.

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Established in 1895, Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is a private, Catholic institution in Baltimore, Maryland, with the mission to educate leaders to transform the world. Notre Dame has been named one of the best "Regional Universities North" by U.S. News & World Report.

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