The Felician College School of Nursing has received initial accreditation of its new DNP program as well as reaccreditation of its MSN and post-graduate APRN certificate programs, the school announced in a Nov. 13 news release.
The accreditations were granted by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, an accrediting agency for baccalaureate and higher degree nursing programs in the U.S.
The accreditation of our new DNP program, launched in 2012, is a major milestone in the history of the college, Anne Prisco, PhD, president of Felician College, said in the release. Our growing nursing program now has more than 600 students, and we are proud that the first class of DNP students will receive their doctoral degrees in the spring.
Felician has campuses in Lodi, N.J., and Rutherford, N.J.
We are especially pleased the DNP received the maximum initial accreditation of five years, which attests to the dedication and commitment of the graduate nursing faculty and the entire college community to quality education, Muriel Shore, EdD, RN, dean of the nursing school, said in the release. With the full 10-year accreditation of the masters programs and the post-graduate advanced practice RN certificate program, students, employers and the patients that our nursing graduates serve can be assured of the quality of the nursing education programs sponsored by Felician College.
Shore said the national accreditation outcome was the result of a lengthy process of self-study and an on-site evaluation by CCNE.