ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union is pleased to announce its Department of Nursing, which includes in direct-entry and second-degree accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathways, has been granted a 10-year reaccreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
CCNE determined in its evaluation that Mount Union has no compliance concerns and met all four of the accreditation standards. The reaccreditation is effective November 16, 2020.
“Once again, I am honored and humbled to be surrounded by such amazing faculty. Mount Union truly embodies its mission of preparing students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work, and responsible citizenship,” said Dr. Tim Meyers, professor and chair of the Department of Nursing at Mount Union. “To receive the longest possible accreditation, amongst a pandemic, validates that with the support of our administrators and support staff that our faculty are truly exemplar individuals, nurses, and professors. Having successfully completed the reaccreditation process will now allow our department to look toward graduate programs, bolstering our undergraduate pathways, and providing access to a nursing education who may otherwise not have such an opportunity.”
Mount Union’s nursing program is also approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, the Ohio Board of Regents and the Higher Learning Commission. Its students have achieved a 99% first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination-RN since its first cohort of graduates in 2017.