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Accreditation

Accreditation is a hallmark of educational quality and we’re proud to share our credentials below.

Accreditation

Penn Nursing first achieved the maximum accreditation standing through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in 2004, and we are scheduled to undergo program review again in September 2023. The CCNE, a division of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, is officially recognized by the US Department of Education as an autonomous accrediting agency for baccalaureate and higher degree programs. Prior to 2004, the School was accredited by the National League for Nursing.

Additionally, selected programs must meet the accreditation requirements of accrediting bodies specific for their specialty focus. The Council on Accreditation (COA) monitors the progress of nurse anesthesia programs, and Penn Nursing’s Nurse Anesthesia Program is fully approved. The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) recently reviewed Penn Nursing’s Nurse-Midwifery Program and extended re-accreditation to 2021.

Pass Rate

We keep graduation and certification pass rate data on every class we admit. Currently, the information isn’t on our website, but it’s important to us that the data are available for any applicant or student. Applicants may ask about these data during their admissions interview; current students can ask about the pass rates at any time. On-campus “Preview Days” include a presentation which goes over our data on attrition, graduation rates, and certification pass rates. For more info, please contact our Admissions office.


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs and the Master’s of Science Nurse Practitioner programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs and the Master’s of Science Nurse Practitioner programs are approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).

Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Nurse Midwifery program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).