Published: June 13, 2018

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) recently granted accreditation to The University of Tampa’s baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing as well as the post-graduate APRN certificate program.

The accreditation was the culmination of a 12-month effort to prove the program met or exceeded all programmatic standards designed by the CCNE. Its certification team stated that UT met or exceeded all four accreditation standards and received accreditation for five years, extending to June 30, 2023.

CCNE is the nation’s leading accrediting agency for baccalaureate, master’s, and DNP programs at schools of nursing and also accredits post-baccalaureate nurse residencies.

The programs were previously accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

“While ACEN and CCNE are both approved accreditation bodies, the nursing faculty at UT felt that the CCNE was more aligned with our long-term plans to grow our graduate and undergraduate programs and to continue to enhance quality improvement in nursing education,” said Carol Botwinski, associate professor of nursing and director/chair of the department.

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