West Virginia State University Nursing Program Receives National Accreditation

Contact: Jack Bailey
(304) 766-4109
May 30, 2023
West Virginia State University Nursing Program Receives National Accreditation

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – The Bachelor of Science in nursing program at West Virginia State University (WVSU) has received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a national accreditation agency for nursing programs.

The CCNE granted WVSU’s program the maximum initial accreditation of five years following a rigorous onsite evaluation and assessment of the curriculum. 

 “This is a major milestone for West Virginia State University to achieve national accreditation from the CCNE and I want to commend our Director of Nursing, Dr. Mary Sizemore, for leading the Department of Nursing to achieve this designation,” said WVSU President Ericke S. Cage. “Our nursing program serves a vital need in the state of West Virginia by educating a highly skilled work force that can meet the demands of the health care sector, and this accreditation will allow us to continue to grow our already impressive program.”

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency/fellowship programs in nursing.

The CCNE 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 programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency/fellowship programs. For more information visit, https://www.aacnnursing.org/ccne-accreditation.

WVSU’s Bachelor of Science in nursing degree program began in 2020. The program is now enrolling for the fall 2023 semester. For more information, visit www.wvstateu.edu/nursing or call (304) 766-5117, 

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