Kaplan University Online Nursing Programs Granted Accreditation by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Master of Nursing receives programmatic accreditation for the first time
DAVENPORT, Iowa — Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, today announced that the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has granted initial programmatic accreditation to its online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and re-accreditation for the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
The MSN accreditation is for five years, which is the maximum length of time for a program’s initial accreditation, and the BSN re-accreditation extends for 10 years, which is the maximum period for which CCNE grants accreditation.
“The accreditation of our MSN and BSN programs reflects the CCNE’s confidence in our ability to meet the rigorous standards that they have set for nursing education,” said Sheila Burke, RN, MBA, MSN, dean of the School of Nursing. “It also confirms for students, alumni, employers and those in the healthcare profession the quality of Kaplan University’s nursing degree programs.”
The CCNE is an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education that ensures the quality and integrity of bachelor- and graduate-level nursing education programs.
About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University has more than 125 academic programs and offerings, and serves more than 61,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.
Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education, which serves more than 92,000 students online and through more than 70 campus-based schools across the United States and abroad. Kaplan Higher Education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan Higher Education is part of Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) and is its largest division. For more information about Kaplan University, visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu.
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