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TWU Nursing Programs Receive CCNE Accreditation

7/9/04


DENTON —The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in the Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for a ten-year period — the maximum length of accreditation granted. The accreditation comes without any compliance concerns or areas identified as needing improvement.

“The TWU College of Nursing has been providing students with a quality education and Texas residents with the highest-caliber nurses for 50 years,” said Dr. Carolyn Gunning, interim provost and former dean of the college. “This accreditation, especially coming without any concerns, is another yardstick for measuring that quality. Obviously, if you receive accreditation without concerns, you’re doing what you need to do.”

The CCNE is recognized by the U.S. secretary of education as a national accreditation agency for baccalaureate and masters nursing programs.

The TWU College of Nursing, the largest nursing program in Texas with more than 2,200 students, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. In its five decades, the college has produced more than 12,000 nurses on the university’s Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses.

The TWU College of Nursing was the first to launch an accelerated undergraduate nursing degree program in Texas, and received a Texas Higher Education Star Award from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a nursing student retention program. TWU students’ first-time pass rate of 95.4 percent on the nursing licensure exam in 2002-2003 was higher than the state average (90.8 percent) and the national average (87.2 percent).

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Tel: (940) 898-3456
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