University seeks public comment on accreditation of nursing program

Contact: Mark Schwerin
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Bronson School of Nursing students

KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University's Bronson School of Nursing is seeking input from the general public on its master of science in nursing program as part of its preparation for a comprehensive evaluation aimed at continuing its accreditation by the Commission on Collective Nursing Education.

The commission, an autonomous accrediting entity, is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as an official accrediting body for baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in nursing. Commission representatives will conduct an on-site accreditation visit to WMU Feb. 25-27 for review of evidence that the program continues to meet the accreditation standards.

The public is invited to submit letters to the commission by Tuesday, Feb. 5. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Only signed comments will be accepted. The commission shares third-party comments only with the members of the evaluation team prior to their visit; comments are not shared with the program.

Address comments to:

Catherine Sneed, Accreditation Coordinator
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, D.C. 20036-1120