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DeSales University Nursing Programs Earn National Accreditation

by Laurie Rubio | Jun 02, 2016


Dr. Mary Elizabeth Doyle Tadduni, chair of the DeSales University department of nursing and health, is pleased to announce that all DeSales University nursing programs have been fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The accreditation is retroactively effective as of fall 2015 and extends to June 2021.

“The self-study process to obtain CCNE accreditation involved one year of preparatory self-evaluation, culminating with a site visit in September 2015 and was a major undertaking for all faculty and staff in the Nursing Department as this is a new accrediting body for our nursing programs,” says Doyle Tadduni.  

DeSales_Nursing_CCNE“As part of the accreditors’ site visit, members of the nursing department, University administration, undergraduate and graduate nursing students, nursing alumni, and community stakeholders were interviewed and asked to provide feedback in areas ranging from curriculum, to program effectiveness, and to student outcomes. We would like to thank everyone who was involved with this process and for speaking on our behalf,” she continued. 

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. The Commission ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

The Commission serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs.

“As our nursing programs continue to expand, and we continue to be the largest nursing program in the Lehigh Valley, our mission will continue to focus on delivering high quality nursing education. Ultimately, we are here for our nursing students and our Department takes great pride in them,” said Doyle Tadduni

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