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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing|College of Health Sciences

Accreditation

Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing Accreditation

Wyoming State Board of Nursing Approval

University of Wyoming Accreditation

Accreditation History

BSN Program Accreditation History

  • Fall of 1951: Admitted 1st BSN Program class

  • 1952: The National League for Nursing (NLN) first site visit

  • 1952: Temporary NLN accreditation awarded for new program

  • 1955: Initial accreditation from NLN 1955

  • 1957: Full NLN accreditation awarded

  • 1957-2001: Maintained full accreditation for BSN program through NLN

  • 1978: RN/BSN Program approved and funded by the State Legislature

  • 2001: Moved from NLN to Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation. Full accreditation awarded for 10 years

  • 2008: BRAND - admitted first students in May 2008 (two pilot cohorts admitted in 2006 & 2007)

  • Fall 2010: Next CCNE site accreditation visit

  • May 2011: CCNE grants full 10-year accreditation to baccalaureate and masters nursing programs through June 30, 2021

  • Fall 2020: Anticipate next on-site evaluation from CCNE

MS Program Accreditation History

  • 1980: Admitted 1st MS Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) class

  • 1985: 1st NLN site visit granted full accreditation to the MS Program

  • 1985-2001: Maintained full accreditation for MS program through NLN

  • 2000: Nurse Educator admitted first students in Fall

  • 2001: Moved from NLN to Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation. Full accreditation awarded for 10 years.

  • 2006: Psych NP program admitted first students (CCNE notified in 2005 through five year progress report)

  • Fall 2010: Next CCNE site accreditation visit

  • May 2011: CCNE grants full 10-year accreditation to baccalaureate and masters nursing programs

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* Accreditation for DNP Program:

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has been notified that the school admitted students to the DNP program in fall 2012. The school will host a CCNE on-site evaluation for initial accreditation of the DNP program March 26-28, 2014. CCNE requires that students be enrolled for one year before an accreditation visit can be scheduled. The school fully expects the DNP program to be accredited by the time the first DNP students graduate.

National accreditation of the school's nursing programs is very important. The school is proud that the BSN and MS programs have been nationally accredited by CCNE through 2020, and looks forward to having the DNP program nationally accredited as well.

For more information about CCNE, please visit the CCNE website at  http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

 

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