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CCNE Calls for Third-Party Comments

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) – a nationally recognized accrediting agency for baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs – is reviewing 232 nursing programs at 112 institutions of higher education for accreditation during the Spring 2021 term.

In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation. Third-party comments regarding programs hosting Spring 2021 evaluations must be received by CCNE by no later than 21 days prior to the first day of evaluation. Third-party comments must relate to the CCNE Standards for Accreditation for Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (2018). All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE’s policy on Conduct of Business in English. Comments are shared only with the CCNE evaluation team appointed to review the noted nursing program.

Please submit comments to CCNE at

Please include CCNE (if you have not already) on your list of organizations to notify of any actions or other relevant information that might affect the nursing programs affiliated with CCNE.

If you have any questions about his process, please contact Charlotte Raley, Accreditation Assistant, at or 202-887-6791, ext. 252.

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