Benefits of Earning a CCNE-Accredited Nursing Degree

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Many options exist for you to earn your bachelor’s or master’s nursing degree online. But when you go online to earn your degree, you may not know exactly what you’re getting. Look for an accredited, competency-based online RN nursing degree program in order to prepare yourself for the rigorous challenges of a nursing career.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredits both online and traditional universities. Initial accreditation lasts five years, at which point the school must be re-evaluated to ensure it still meets CCNE’s standards for accreditation.

What Is CCNE Accreditation?

CCNE accreditation is a nongovernmental peer review process officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The accreditation process evaluates:

  • the nursing program’s mission, goals and expected outcomes
  • the program’s performance in regard to achieving those missions and goals.

What Does CCNE Accreditation Mean for You?

When you earn your online nursing degree from a CCNE accredited college, your degree will be recognized by top healthcare facilities. Potential employers will know you received a complete education that combined technology instruction with clinical experience. You will know you had all the tools at your disposal to prepare yourself for the challenges of a nursing career.

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