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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

DNP Program Accreditation History

  • 2014: CCNE makes on-site evaluation for initial accreditation of the DNP program March 26-28, 2014

  • 2014: November, 2014 official notice received from CCNE granting full accreditation to the University of Wyoming Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.

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