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School of Nursing Receives Maximum Continuing Accreditation of 10 Years

School of Nursing Receives Maximum Continuing Accreditation of 10 Years

CHICAGO, IL (May 24, 2010) – The School of Nursing was recently notified by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) that the baccalaureate programs in nursing have received the maximum of 10 years of continuing accreditation, with all standards found in full compliance. The graduate programs received the full 10 years of continuing accreditation in 2004.

CCNE sent out three individuals who evaluated the School of Nursing over a three-day period last October. The evaluators met with members of the faculty, current students, and members of the larger North Park nursing community, including chief nursing officers and managers from the various agencies with which the School of Nursing works.

The School of Nursing has also received word that its pass-rate for first-time test takers of the RN licensure examination (NCLEX) is now 96%, a figure that exceeds both the state and national averages.