University of Southern Indiana

National Guidelines

The University of Southern Indiana Nursing Programs uses the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate and Graduate Essentials documents and other specialty specific national guidelines and standards as a guide to offer high quality programs that meet national standards.

The Undergraduate Nursing Program has been accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing since inception. The Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Programs have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) since 1999. The MSN program was approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education in 1994, and the DNP program in 2008.  The Post MSN Certificate Program is offered for all MSN specialty tracks. The MSN specialty tracks are based upon national guidelines developed by the , Essentials of Masters Education in Nursing, Criteria for evaluation of NP programs, Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Competencies, Population – focused nurse practitioner competencies, Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP competencies,  The National League of Nurses Scope of Practice for Nurse Educators, The American Organization of Nurse Executives Competencies.  All nursing programs are fully accredited through CCNE.  Accreditation is an indication of public approbation, attesting to the quality of the educational program and the continued commitment of the sponsoring institution to support the program.

For further information about the accreditation of the program, please contact the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education at the following address: One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036-1120, (202) 887-6791.

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