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Accreditation

Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing and master’s degree programs in nursing at Texas A&M University College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Officially recognized by the US Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, CCNE contributes to the improvement of the public’s health by ensuring the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing.

The Texas A&M College of Nursing received its initial 5-year accreditation of the baccalaureate program in 2009, followed by reaccreditation in 2014. The initial 5-year accreditation of the master’s degree program was awarded in 2015.

The 2020 reaccreditation of the College of Nursing’s baccalaureate and master’s degree  programs is officially underway, a process that includes a structured self-study evaluation  and on-site visits designed to further engage faculty, staff and students in offering the best nursing education possible.
 
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Opportunity to Submit Public Comment – CCNE Accreditation Evaluation

The Texas A&M University College of Nursing will host a team from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for an on-site evaluation of our baccalaureate and master's degree programs February 24 – 26, 2020. The CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, contributing to the improvement of the public's health by ensuring the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing.

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 entry-to-practice nurse residency programs. The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing and master’s degree programs in nursing at Texas A&M University College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Each program has been undergoing a self-study process designed to address the CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs. To ensure the self-study is thorough and accurate, the evaluation team will visit the college and then make a recommendation to the Commission regarding the continuation of accreditation for our programs. Following a formal review process, the Commission itself will determine the final action.

When evaluating whether to award accreditation, the Commission takes into consideration comments submitted by third-parties. These comments are to focus on whether a program should receive CCNE accreditation based on the quality of the program. In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, constituents and other interested parties may submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation as noted below: 

Emailthirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org

Via mail:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

All third-party comments must be received by CCNE no later than February 2, 2020 and must be written in English, consistent with CCNE's policy on Conduct of Business in English. Only signed comments are accepted by CCNE. Third-party comments are shared only with members of the evaluation team prior to the visit. If you have any questions about this process, please contact CCNE staff at 202-887-6791 x268.

Distinctions

National League for Nursing (NLN)

The National League for Nursing (NLN) recognized the Texas A&M College of Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in 2016 for creating environments that enhance student learning and professional development.

This inaugural recognition remains in place through 2020 when we are eligible to and will apply for re-designation for an additional five years. Only 64 institutions hold the NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education designations, of those, Texas A&M is one of only five within the state of Texas.

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More College Accolades

  • Ranked top ten for best nursing school in Texas by nurse.org
  • Ranked #3 in the nation for best Bachelor Science in Nursing (BSN) program by besthealthdegrees.com
  • Ranked #1 in the nation for best forensic nursing program by toprntobsn.com
  • 100% first-time pass rate on nurse practitioner certification exam
  • 99% pass rate on NCLEX-RN® exam
  • Students average 1,500 clinical hours prior to graduation