Nursing Program Accreditation Status
The College of New Jersey Nursing Programs are fully accredited by all appropriate national, state, and specialized/professional nursing accrediting agencies. Accrediting agencies assure that programs in nursing education engage in effective educational practices in the preparation of nurses. A determination of accreditation by an accrediting agency is an indication of confidence in the educational institution to offer a program of quality, deserving of public approbation. (NOTE: Universities and colleges in the United States must hold appropriate regional accreditation in order to be recognized to award higher education degrees). All nursing programs must hold approval from their State Board of Nursing. Voluntary program accreditation by a specialized/professional accreditation body is highly desirable, particularly to assure graduates continued educational and employment mobility.
The College of New Jersey holds the following accreditations:
1. Commission on Colleges of the Middlestates Association of Colleges and Schools. This regional accreditation grants The College of New Jersey the right to award Bachelor, Master and Specialist degrees.
2. New Jersey Board of Nursing (required approval). The New Jersey Board of Nursing grants full approval to nursing programs who maintain compliance with the New Jersey Board of Nursing Rules and Regulations as evidenced by: annual reports submitted by the program, site visits, reports, and appropriate passing percentages of first-time writers on the NCLEX-RN examination. For further information on the Board of Nursing approval or specific concerns about the TCNJ nursing program contact:
New Jersey Board of Nursing
124 Halsey St., 6th Floor, Newark, N.J. 07101
Current Approval Period: October 2015 to October 2023
3. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE – Voluntary Specialized/Professional Accreditation – 2004 – 2018).
The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing program at The College of New Jersey are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 2001. 202-887-6791, http://www.ccneaccrediatation.org