Kaplan University recently announced that two programs from its School of Nursing have received national accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program which began in 2013 has been granted initial accreditation for the maximum five-year period offered to new programs. Kaplan’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program has also been re-affirmed for an additional five years of accreditation, while the Nursing School’s Post Masters Certification program was reaffirmed for ten years.

The CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency. Ensuring quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing, the CCNE continues to be a contributor to the improvement of the public’s health.

The MSN program includes several tracks for primary care nurse practitioners including Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP), Nurse Informatics, Nurse Educator, and Executive Leader. In addition to the three higher education nursing programs offered, Kaplan also offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RN to BSN students and a Pre-Licensure BSN program, both accredited by the CCNE.

CCNE accreditation for the MSN and DNP programs has been a momentous step for the School of Nursing. Dean and Vice President of the Kaplan School of Nursing, Dr. Chandice Covington, has given her gratitude to the nursing faculty whose contributions to the accreditation process have made it possible for Kaplan to continue contributing to the nursing profession and success for their students.

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