USC Upstate’s Mary Black School of Nursing Receives Reaccreditation From Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

August 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm

The Mary Black School of Nursing at the University of South Carolina Upstate recently received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for a full 10-year period after having met all four accreditation standards.

“The Mary Black School of Nursing is one of the Southeast’s most highly-regarded nursing institutions offering a four-year degree, as well as the largest baccalaureate nursing program in South Carolina,” said Dr. Katharine Gibb, interim dean of the Mary Black School of Nursing. “Receiving this level of CCNE accreditation just further cements the School’s reputation for producing highly-skilled nursing graduates as it grounds them in the latest research and best practices of the nursing profession.”

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

In addition, CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs.