Visit: Health Sciences 351
Mail: Dept. 3065
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-4312
Fax: (307) 766-4294
The commission that is conducting a comprehensive accreditation evaluation of the new Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) program at the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing (FWWSON) is accepting comments from the public.
A team representing the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) will conduct an on-site evaluation of the DNP program March 26-28, 2014. The FWWSON, which has been continually accredited since 1955, was last reaccredited in 2010.
As part of the accreditation process, FWWSON has undertaken an extensive self study focused on the standards for nursing accreditation from CCNE (available at http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation/Standards-Amended-2013.pdf). That self-study will be posted to the school's Web site at www.uwyo.edu/nursing in January after it has been finalized.
The evaluation team will visit the university to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will make a recommendation to the commission regarding the accreditation of the DNP program; following a review process, the commission will take the final action.
As part of the accreditation process, CCNE is accepting public comments. Written, signed comments must be received by February 24, 2014 (30 days before the evaluation visit). The public is invited to submit comments on FWWSON to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Comments, which are not shared with the FWWSON, should address substantive matters related to the quality of FWWSON and the DNP program. Comments should include the name, address and telephone number of the person providing them and specifically reference the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing.
If you have any questions about the FWWSON and/or the accreditation process, please feel free to contact the school at 307-766-4312. Thank you for your interest in the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing.