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Accreditation

Public Announcement: We are scheduled for a virtual evaluation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on April 7-9, 2021 for the accreditation of the DNP and Post graduate APRN certificate programs. For more details, please see below.

 

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

Undergraduate

BSN/ABSN
Certification Body: National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
NCLEX-RN 2019-2020: 94.38%

Master’s

AGAP Adult Gerontology Acute Care
Certification Body: American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
2019 Pass Rate: 100%*
First Attempt Pass Rate: 100%*
*Includes both ANCC and AACN

AGPP Adult Gerontology Primary Care

Certification Body: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB)
2019 Pass Rate: 100%
First Attempt Pass Rate: 100%

FNPP Family

Certification Body: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB)
2019 Pass Rate: 100%
First Attempt Pass Rate: 100%

MIDW Nurse-Midwifery

Certification Body: American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)
2019 Pass Rate: 100%
First Attempt Pass Rate: 100%

NEOP Neonatal

Certification Body: National Certification Corporation (NCC)
2019 Pass Rate: 100%
First Attempt Pass Rate: Data Not Provided by Certifying Body

PANP Pediatric Acute

Certification Body: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)
2019 Pass Rate: 100%
First Attempt Pass Rate: 88%

PPNP Pediatric Primary

Certification Body: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)
2019 Pass Rate: 100%
First Attempt Pass Rate: 91%

PMNP Psychiatric Mental Health

Certification Body: American Nurse Credential Center (ANCC)
2019 Pass Rate: 100%
First Attempt Pass Rate: 96%

WHGP Women’s Health

Certification Body: National Certification Corporation (NCC)
2019 Pass rate: 100%
First Attempt Pass Rate: Data Not Provided by Certifying Body

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), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 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).

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) is scheduled for an on-site evaluation on April 7-9, 2021 for the accreditation of the DNP and Post graduate APRN certificate programs by CCNE. The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania approved awarding the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2014; effective May 2016, the CCNE approved the substantive change notification for the implementation of the DNP in Nurse Anesthesia (DNP-NA) track. Penn Nursing then launched its Post-M​aster’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (PMDNP) program in Fall 2018. In response to the APRN Consensus Model, the CCNE Board of Commissioners agreed to develop a process for the accreditation of Post-graduate APRN certificate programs. As of January 1, 2014, with the implementation of the Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (2013), CCNE began reviewing post-graduate APRN certificate programs for accreditation.

CCNE is officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. CCNE requires that a degree program must have students enrolled for the equivalent of one academic year prior to hosting an on-site evaluation.
CCNE provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation. Written third-party comments regarding programs must be received by CCNE by no later than 21 days prior to the first day of the scheduled on-site evaluation. All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE’s policy on Conduct of Business in English. If you would like to submit a third-party comment for either the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or the Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Program, please submit your comments directly to CCNE via email to thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org no later than March 17, 2021. Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:

 

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

If you have any questions about this process, please contact CCNE staff at 202-887-6791 x268.