School of Nursing programs receive 10-year reaccreditation

The School of Nursing’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs all received reaccreditation through 2025 from the national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). According to the CCNE, the three programs met all necessary standards with no concerns.

Dr. Pamela Watson, Vice President for Interprofessional Education and Institutional Effectiveness and Dean of our School of Nursing says, “The School received 10 years of accreditation taking us to 2025. And, 10 years is not given to all schools, most only get five years of accreditation. We are very proud to have received a perfect report. The faculty here is amazing.”

The CCNE assess and identifies baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing that engage in effective educational practices. UTMB’s SON programs were last accredited by the CCNE in 2005, which extended to June 2015.

Voluntary accreditation through CCNE is a nongovernmental peer review process that ensures a nursing program has a mission statement, goals and outcomes designed to appropriately prepare students to fulfill their expected roles; evaluates the success of a nursing program in achieving these goals and expected outcomes; and assesses the extent to which the program meets accreditation standards.