USF nursing programs earn continued accreditation

November 26, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis recently received confirmation of continued accreditation for its nursing programs.

The baccalaureate program in nursing has received accreditation for the next 10 years and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has received accreditation for the next five years, both of which are the maximum length of time that can be awarded.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Saint Francis are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The CCNE granted accreditation to the baccalaureate program in nursing, extending to Dec. 31, 2029. It is determined effective from March 6, 2019, which was the first day of the program’s recent CCNE on-site evaluation. The DNP program received accreditation for five years, extending to Dec. 31, 2024, also effective from March 6, 2019.

“Both accreditation results for the BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) and DNP programs are just another indication of the highly skill and dedicated program directors and faculty the University of Saint Francis has within the Department of Nursing,” said Dr. Angie Harrell, dean of the School of Health Sciences. “These results help to solidify the hard work that is put in to ensure that our nursing programs are providing the highest quality educational experiences for our students.”

For more information please contact Dr. Angie Harrell, dean of the School of Health Sciences, at 260-399-7700, ext. 8309, or email aharrell@sf.edu.

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.