Rowan University nursing program earns accreditationJune 28, 2012
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) recently accredited the baccalaureate program (R.N.-to-B.S.N.) at Rowan University for five years. According to CCNE, the organization determined that the program met all four accreditation standards and did not exhibit any compliance concerns related to key elements. The standards include mission and governance, institutional commitment and resources, curriculum and teaching-learning practices and aggregate student and faculty outcomes.
Rowan’s R.N.-to B.S.N. program comprises more than 400 students attending classes at Rowan; Gloucester County College; Camden County College; four South Jersey regional health systems in four counties (Virtua, Shore Memorial, Cooper and Underwood-Memorial); and Stanford University Medical Center and its nearby affiliate, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. Courses also are offered online and in hybrid formats.
Virginia Wilson, M.S.N., R.N., oversees the nine-year-old program, which is designed to help meet the increasing educational demands of and on nurses. The R.N.-to-B.S.N. program is designed for registered nurses with an associate’s or diploma degree who want to complete their bachelor’s degree and possibly go further with their education. The program focuses primarily on undergraduate studies, offering two graduate-level classes that provide a steppingstone for nurses who want to pursue a master’s degree in their field. A part-time offering that can be completed in as little as 20 months (121 credits), the R.N.-to-B.S.N. program allows students to stay in their professional positions while attending classes.
NOTE: For more information about the R.N.-to-B.S.N. program, visit http://www.rowanonline.com/programs/rn_bsn or call 856/256-4747.
The baccalaureate program (R.N.-to-B.S.N.) at Rowan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036 (202) 887-6791.