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Accreditation

Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) Approval

The CSUB Department of Nursing maintains approval by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) for the BSN program; this approval was formally confirmed by a routine interim visit in 2007. The BSN pre-licensure program recently hosted a successful continuing approval visit by the BRN in September 2011, as scheduled.

The finalization of our continuing approval was delayed by the January 31, 2011 sunset of the BRN. The BRN was reconstituted by legislation on February 14, 2012 with Governor Brown’s signature of SB 98. It is expected that CSUB’s continuing approval process will resume when the BRN Education/Licensing Committee meets this spring, reviews our performance, and submits their recommendations to the Board. Graduates of CSUB have continued to take and pass the NCLEX, and licenses have been issued without delay.

The BSN program continues to enjoy BRN approval. Please note that the BRN approval for the MSN program has been voluntarily withdrawn as a result of the graduate program's closure.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accreditation

The baccalaureate nursing program at CSUB is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

The CSUB graduate nursing program's CCNE accreditation was voluntarily withdrawn in 2010 as a result of the program's closure. CCNE accreditation was last confirmed by a routine interim visit in 2007, and the BSN program will be hosting a continuing accreditation visit by the CCNE in April 2012 as scheduled.

As part of the process of renewing our BSN program accreditation with the CCNE in spring 2012, the Department of Nursing invites local healthcare agency representatives, local healthcare consumers, CSUB nursing faculty members and administrators, current and prospective nursing students, and CSUB BSN program alumni to provide written input into the deliberations of the CCNE evaluation team.

Written, signed comments regarding our program's adherence to the CCNE's Standards for Accreditation may be submitted until March 24, 2012 to the following CCNE representative:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Cristina Walcott, Administrative Assistant
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036

Please note that CCNE shares third-party comments only with members of the evaluation team. The evaluation team only considers third-party comments that relate to the program's compliance with the accreditation standards. You can review the CCNE's Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs at: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation/standards09.pdf