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Accreditation

We are scheduled for an evaluation by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) on September 27-29, 2021 for the continued accreditation of the Nurse-Midwifery MSN Program. 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 2022.

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 evaluation by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) on September 27-29, 2021 for the accreditation of the Nurse-Midwifery MSN Program. ACME will utilize a virtual site visit process for the September 27-29th review.

The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education is an agency established to advance and promote excellence in midwifery education. The aim of ACME is to ensure that programs are performing at the highest level of quality and providing learning experiences that will lead to optimal outcomes for students. Since 1982, ACME has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USED) as a nationally recognized programmatic accrediting agency for nurse-midwifery and midwifery education programs.

ACME provides the opportunity for relevant constituencies to submit comments concerning a programs’ qualification for accreditation.

Penn Nursing’s relevant constituents include students, alumni, consumers of health care locally, nationally, and internationally, clinical partners/employers, colleagues across the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues in nursing expanding practice, education, and research nationally and internationally.

Third-party comments must be specific, detailed and reference the related ACME criteria. Respondents are encouraged to review the ACME criteria for the applicable accreditation type: ACME Criteria.

Using this ACME Third-Party Comments form, you can submit written comments to: Angela Smith, ACME Executive Director, accreditation@acnm.org, or mail to:

ACME
Attn: Angela Smith

8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 1230, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Comments must be received no later than July 27th, 2021. Upon request, comments will be considered confidential.

Unsolicited comments received outside of the pre/accreditation review process should be referred to the ACME BOR Chair. The chair will evaluate the comments and initiate an investigation as appropriate. The BOR Chair will consult with the ACME BOC Chair, and if the comment is deemed serious in nature, the BOR Chair may request a written response from the program in question, or call for an early review of its accreditation status.

Comments received during a pre/accreditation review process should also be referred to the BOR Chair. The chair will evaluate the comments and initiate an investigation as appropriate. If received before the site visit, the BOR Chair will consult with the BOC Chair and if deemed appropriate, notify site visitors for their consideration during their visit. If received after the site visit, the BOR Chair, after consultation with the BOC Chair, will initiate an investigation and if deemed appropriate, will share the information with the BOR members for consideration during their review.