College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Posted on Oct 2, 2019

USF College of Nursing Public Notice on Accreditation

USF College of Nursing Public Notice on Accreditation

The University of South Florida (USF) College of Nursing was approved for implementation by the Florida Legislature in 1965 and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

CCNE will conduct an onsite accreditation survey of the Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at the USF College of Nursing, March 30 – April 1, 2020.

The purpose of the onsite visit is to evaluate the college’s compliance with nationally established CCNE standards for the Baccalaureate, Master’s, and DNP programs. The evaluation will determine whether, and the conditions under which, continuing accreditation should be awarded to the college.

CCNE standards address holding nursing programs accountable to the community of interest; evaluating the success of the nursing programs in achieving its mission, goals, and outcomes; assessing the extent to which a nursing program meets accreditation standards; informing the public of the purposes and values of accreditation; and fostering continued improvement in nursing programs and, thereby, in professional practice. Anyone believing that he or she has pertinent and valid information about such matters as they pertain to the USF College of Nursing Baccalaureate, Master’s, and DNP programs may provide written comments directly to CCNE. Written comments are accepted by CCNE until March 9, 2020.

Only signed comments are accepted by CCNE. All third-party comments are shared with the evaluation team prior to the visit, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program. During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third-party comments that relate to the accreditation standards. All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE’s policy on Conduct of Business in English.

If you would like to submit a third-party comment for a program currently under review, please email or send by mail to the following address:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Attn: Third-Party Comments

655 K Street, NW, Suite 750

Washington, DC 20001


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