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Binghamton University’s Decker School of Nursing reaccredited for 10 more years

By Eric Reinhardt


VESTAL, N.Y. — The Washington, D.C.–based Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has granted Binghamton University’s Decker School of Nursing a 10-year reaccreditation.

It covers the school’s bachelor’s; master’s; doctor of nursing practice; and post-graduate, advanced-practice registered nurse-certificate programs, Binghamton said in a Monday news release.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has reaccredited Binghamton University’s Decker School of Nursing for another 10 years. In this photo, nurse-practitioner students practice suturing as part of an advanced-skills workshop held each year. Graduate students in the Decker School of Nursing completed 868 hours of simulation and practice in 2018. (Photo credit: Jonathan Cohen; Binghamton University Twitter page)

The accreditation is effective through June 2029.

The 10-year time period is the “longest” for which the CCNE grants accreditation for nursing programs, per Binghamton’s news release. It “reflects CCNE’s satisfaction and confidence that the Decker School of Nursing is meeting and will continue to meet its rigorous standards for nursing education,” it added.

During the accreditation process, CCNE visitors examined the “quality and integrity” of the nursing programs at the Decker School. They met all standards “with no compliance concerns,” Binghamton said.

CCNE — officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education — is a national accreditation agency. CCNE accreditation “ensures the quality and integrity” of bachelor’s degree and graduate-level nursing programs and serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices.

The accreditation process focuses on program quality, mission and governance, resources, curriculum and program outcomes.

“I am thrilled to have received re-accreditation by the CCNE because it is a mark of approval from our peers,” Mario Ortiz, dean of the Decker School, said in the school’s news release. “Everyone at the Decker School of Nursing has worked tremendously hard to develop an excellent nursing education program and this re-accreditation is a testament to that hard work. As we move ahead with a number of new initiatives, we will continue this commitment to excellence.


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