Georgia Gwinnett College earns national nursing accreditation
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) announced today that Georgia Gwinnett College has earned accreditation for its baccalaureate degree in nursing program. Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral programs in the United States and its territories.
“Obtaining this accreditation reaffirms our reputation as a top nursing program,” said Dr. Diane E. White, dean of the School of Health Sciences. “It is the highest standard of distinction and we achieved it in record time. This designation demonstrates our commitment to academic excellence, to our students and to the community at large. I am proud to say that a degree from our program makes our graduates formidable candidates in today’s competitive health care market and opens to them a large pool of employment opportunities.”
GGC’s highly selective, yet affordable, nursing program first admitted students in the fall of 2014, graduating its charter class in 2016. The college has established strong partnerships to provide graduates with relevant clinical experiences. Each academic year, approximately 64 nursing students graduate and begin working at medical facilities within our region and beyond.
“GGC’s nursing program has had undeniable success producing quality graduates who serve our community in a meaningful way. CCNE accreditation indicates that the quality of our program aligns with a rigorous standard set to ensure that GGC meets, or even exceeds, educational and regulatory standards,” said President Stas Preczewski. “Having this standing will make it easier for our students to secure financial aid and pursue advanced degrees.”
CCNE standards for accreditation focus on program quality, curriculum, institutional resources, outcomes and student achievement. Although a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation holds nursing programs accountable to the community of interest, ensures that the programs are preparing individuals to fulfill their expected roles and fosters continuing improvement in nursing programs.
About the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education – CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. Accreditation by the organization is a voluntary, self-regulating process that encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education.