The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Nursing has recently received full accreditation for its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. The university has been granted accreditation status for five years by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Dr. Marsha Howell Adams, Dean of UAH Nursing, tells, “The College of Nursing is pleased to receive CCNE accreditation for its new DNP program. Now, the BSN, MSN, Joint DNP, and DNP are all accredited programs. Continuous quality improvement is the key to maintaining quality and integrity in all our UAH nursing programs and it is a goal of the accreditation process.”

The newly accredited DNP program offers two DNP pathways: the post-baccalaureate and the post-master’s. The post-baccalaureate to DNP pathway is for nurses with a BSN degree entering directly into the DNP program without earning an MSN degree first. The post-master’s to DNP pathway builds on the advanced practice knowledge and skills obtained in a master’s degree program with a focus on a clinical specialty area.

The CCNE is a national accreditation agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education to serve the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective education practices and contribute to the improvement of the public’s health.

To learn more about UAH’s newly accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice program, visit here.

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