University of Southern Indiana

National Guidelines and Standards

The University of Southern Indiana Nursing Programs uses the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education (2008), The Essentials of Masters Education in Nursing (2011), and The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (2006) as guides to offer high quality programs that meet national standards. National standards such as QSEN competencies (2012), the Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies (2012), the Population Focused Nurse Practitioner Competencies (2013), the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies (2012), the Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs (2012), the National League of Nurses Scope of Practice for Nurse Educators (2005), the American Organization of Nurse Executives Competencies (2011), the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Competencies (2008), and Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Competencies (2010) are used to guide the development of course content and objectives for the MSN Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Nursing Management and Leadership, and Clinical Nurse Specialist options.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice   are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036-1120, (202)887-6791.

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