School ofNursing



The School of Nursing is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Ass urance C ommission. The bachelor of science in nursing and master of science in nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Both the Family Nurse Practitioner and the Care and Outcomes Manager curricula meet the requirements for several national certification examinations, including family nurse practitioner and nurse educator.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accreditation Site Visit

The School of Nursing will host the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education from Wednesday, April 24, 2013 through Friday, April 26, 2013, when that body conducts their re-accreditation site visit for our Master of Science in Nursing program. Continuous CCNE accreditation is important to our constituents: students, alumni, employers, clinical agencies, and the general public alike. Your input is both valuable and desired.

Opportunity to Provide CCNE Third-Party Comments

CCNE provides the opportunity for our communities of interest to submit, in writing, third-party comments. Please note that CCNE only shares third-party comments with members of the evaluation team. The evaluation team considers only third-party comments that relate to the program's compliance with accreditation standards. Please be aware that at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program. However, all compliance concerns related to the accreditation standards will be identified in the accreditation report and the program will have an opportunity to respond to those concerns as part of its response to that report.

Please feel free to share your insights about the Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing program by sending your signed comments to the CCNE at the address listed below.

We thank you in advance for your assistance with our CCNE accreditation endeavor.

Your written and signed third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE until March 25, 2013 and should be directed to:

Catherine Sneed (
Accreditation Coordinator
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 887-6791 ext. 268



Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 1-202-887-6971
Fax: 1-202-887-8476