School of Nursing receives 10-year accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

School of Nursing receives 10-year accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
OU's School of Nursing has earned a 10-year full accreditation for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program and its Post Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Anesthesia Certificate. It was also approved to offer a BSN to DNP for Nurse Anesthesia education by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

Oakland University’s School of Nursing has earned a 10-year full accreditation for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program and its Post Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Anesthesia Certificate.

It also was approved to offer a BSN to DNP for Nurse Anesthesia education, which is the first in the state of Michigan, by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. The DNP will be the entry level and terminal degree for nurse anesthetists.   

“We are proud of this achievement,” said Judy Didion, Ph.D., dean and professor at Oakland University’s School of Nursing. “Having the full 10-year accreditation designation demonstrates our faculty's commitment to excellence and their dedication to our students and the patients and families they care for along the way.”

The U.S. Secretary of Education recognizes the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) as an official accreditation agency to ensure the quality and integrity of all levels of nursing education and residency programs.   

Dr. Didion added, “The CCNE accreditation process required us to delve into every aspect of our programs to provide evidence that we are meeting rigorous standards set by CCNE to assure the public that we have the structure, processes, curriculum and evaluation processes required to provide high-quality nursing education.”
  

For more information about Oakland University’s School of Nursing, visit Oakland.edu/nursing or call (248) 370-4253.