Gannon University’s Villa Maria School of Nursing Granted 10-Year Accreditations

Posted: December 23, 2014Gannon University's Villa Maria School of Nursing was granted accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing at its October meeting.

The CCNE issued three certificates, each of which was for the full 10-year accreditation, the maximum time period for which accreditation is granted.

The certificates were for the baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master's degree program in nursing and the Post-Graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse certificate.

Certification is effective as of March 26, 2014 and extends to Dec. 31, 2024. The next site evaluation at Gannon for the purpose of accreditation of the nursing school will take place in spring of 2024.

"The news from the CCNE is hugely gratifying and is a testament to the hard work and high standards that we have upheld in the Villa Maria School of Nursing for decades. We thank our University and community partners for their support of our programs in the latest accreditation visit," said Kathleen T. Patterson, Ph.D. director of the nursing school.

The CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices.