Grantham University, an online university, announced today that its School of Nursing undergraduate and graduate programs achieved accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). All current and future Grantham nursing students benefit from CCNE’s accreditation of the university’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program’s four specializations.
Grantham began offering bachelor’s and master’s programs for registered nurses in 2010, followed by its concerted effort to align the content of the nursing programs with CCNE’s high standards of excellence. Leading up to the program’s CCNE accreditation, Grantham’s School of Nursing participated in a rigorous self-study, underwent comprehensive, independent peer review and demonstrated compliance with CCNE’s criteria. While Grantham has been institutionally accredited since 1961, the recent CCNE programmatic accreditation further substantiates the quality education nurses can expect at Grantham.
Cheryl Rules, Ph.D., dean of Grantham’s College of Nursing and Allied Health, said, “With the need for effective, well-qualified nurses continuing to rise, Grantham is pleased to have met CCNE’s rigorous criteria. The accreditation gives our nursing students the added assurance that they will graduate fully prepared for success in the nursing field.”
Grantham University was also awarded programmatic accreditation for its nursing programs through the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) in 2019. Grantham is one of a select group of schools to receive both ACEN and CCNE accreditation for its nursing programs.