Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing receives CCNE Accreditation
After three years of preparation, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing (CON) underwent its reaccreditation visit by the evaluation team from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in November 2013. The CCNE is the accrediting body responsible for the evaluation of baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in nursing. At FAU, this includes the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Following an intense two and a half day review, the CCNE evaluation team presented its findings to the CON faculty of full compliance with all four standards and no citations. The team recommended the CON for a 10-year reaccreditation status (the highest a college or school of nursing can earn). The Board accredited the program. The CCNE Board of Commissioners granted the three programs accreditation until June 30, 2024.
The CON faculty and staff were immersed in preparing for the reaccreditation visit which involved reviewing and analyzing information/outcome data since 2003. The faculty wrote a self-study with appendices and established a resource room containing extensive documentation of how the CON and the BSN, MSN and DNP programs have completely met all its benchmarks and outcomes for the past 10 years.