WWU Receives Maximum Accreditation for Nursing Program

August 26, 2016 | Kim Strobel

The Walla Walla University (WWU) School of Nursing was recently granted accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through the maximum eligible time frame of June 2021. The CCNE found that the WWU School of Nursing met all accreditation standards with no questions or concerns.

“Nursing accreditation is a very rigorous process,” says Lucille Krull, professor of nursing and dean of the School of Nursing. “We prepare a large report, and then the accrediting body sends visitors to perform a multiday site visit. At that visit, they talk with students and faculty, observe in classes, go with students to patient care clinicals, and review many files and records. They check to make sure the School of Nursing is functioning in harmony with the mission of the overall university and is teaching students according to the required CCNE standards. I am pleased that they recognized that Walla Walla University has an excellent School of Nursing that produces highly skilled Christian nurses.”

The CCNE (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation) is an independent accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and is officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency. The CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing. The WWU School of Nursing offers a baccalaureate degree program in nursing.

To schedule a visit to the WWU campus, apply to the WWU nursing program or learn more about studying nursing at WWU, visit wallawalla.edu/nursing.