Nursing Program Prepares for Re-accreditation Process
The Nursing Program is actively preparing for its upcoming program re-accreditation this spring. Last accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in 2002 for a full ten years, the program has grown and changed dramatically since that time.
Faculty are now working diligently to prepare the extensive written self-study document which details the ways in which the program meets the accreditation standards.
The document is due to CCNE on Feb. 20, 2012. In April, an accreditation team of three reviewers will conduct a site visit to inspect and verify the documentation presented in the self-study. The site visit team will tour Colby-Sawyer as well as Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), the site at which the nursing students conduct the majority of their clinical education.
A specific requirement of an accreditation process is that the Nursing Program's communities of interest, which includes students, faculty, alumni, clinical agencies, and others, be formally invited to provide written comments to the evaluation team. Anyone who wishes to provide input into the accreditation process should follow the procedure as outlined in the notice below.
Chair of the Nursing Department Susan Reeves, Ed.D., RN, indicates that the accreditation process is a good time to not only showcase the excellent features of our Nursing Program, but also critically reflect on those areas in which we can do better.
Professor Reeves looks forward to the site visit by the CCNE team and believes that Colby-Sawyer's Nursing Department has a great story to tell.
We have come a long way in the last five years in terms of strengthening nursing education at Colby-Sawyer, she says, and we will explore ways to continue to do so.
The Nursing Program at Colby-Sawyer College is undergoing its accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Individuals who wish to provide written and signed comments regarding the CSC Nursing Program to the Commission may do so by directing their correspondence to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Deadline for submission of comments is March 3, 2012.
To learn more about the Nursing Program, visit the Nursing Department web site.