The IU Southeast Bachelor’s degree program in nursing will undergo accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) January 27-29, 2020. Please note that, in the CCNE accreditation process, there is opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, comments concerning a program's qualifications for accreditation.

Written third-party comments will be received by CCNE until 21 days before the scheduled on-site evaluation which is January 6, 2020. All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE's policy on Conduct of Business in English.

All comments must be directed to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

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The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. The Commission ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. The Commission serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices.

CCNE accreditation is a nongovernmental peer review process that operates in accordance with nationally recognized standards established for the practice of accreditation in the United States. Accreditation by CCNE is intended to accomplish at least five general purposes:

  1. To hold nursing programs accountable to the community of interest – the nursing profession, consumers, employers, higher education, students and their families, nurse residents – and to one another by ensuring that these programs have mission statements, goals, and outcomes that are appropriate to prepare individuals to fulfill their expected roles.
  2. To evaluate the success of a nursing program in achieving its mission, goals, and expected outcomes.
  3. To assess the extent to which a nursing program meets accreditation standards.
  4. To inform the public of the purposes and values of accreditation and to identify nursing programs that meet accreditation standards.
  5. To foster continuing improvement in nursing programs – and, thereby, in professional practice.