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The Bemidji State University Nursing Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. In April 2008, the BSU Nursing program received accreditation for 10 years, the maximum amount that can be awarded to a program. The accreditation, which covers the Department of Nursing's baccalaureate tracks, was awarded during a vote of the CCNE Board of Commissioners in April of 2008 and continues through June 30, 2018.

Accreditation is a mark of quality. Accreditation insures a program's educational processes and outcomes are congruent and that the faculty review the processes and outcomes and make changes when indicated.

Bemidji State's next accreditation visit from the CCNE is planned for the fall of 2017. Links to accreditation documents can be found on the Bemidji School of Nursing CCNE Accreditation page.

About the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs preparing effective nurses. It 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 education programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education.