Posted on Oct 2, 2019

USF College of Nursing Public Notice on Accreditation

USF College of Nursing Public Notice on Accreditation

UPDATE: This public notice has been updated with the new virtual survey dates, January 20-22, 2021. The previous dates were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University of South Florida 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 a virtual accreditation survey of the Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at the USF College of Nursing, January 20-22, 2021.

The purpose of the virtual 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 third-party comments regarding programs must be received by CCNE by no later than 21 days prior to the first day of the scheduled virtual evaluation. Only signed comments are accepted by CCNE. CCNE shares third-party comments with members of 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 submit to

Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001