Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing received the maximum 10 years of accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). This accreditation applies to the following programs: BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing), MSN (Master of Science in Nursing, including the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Nursing System Administrator sequences), and the FNP post-master’s certificate option, and DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice).

The CCNE Board of Commissioners determined these programs met all four standards with no compliance concerns and is effective April 10, 2017.

“Being accredited by CCNE recognizes the quality and integrity of our undergraduate and graduate programs,” said Judy Neubrander, dean of Mennonite College of Nursing. “Our faculty and staff’s contributions and hard work, as well as the strong support from the University, our community partners, students, alumni, and advisory council have made this accreditation possible.”

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

MCN spent several years preparing for this accreditation, which included writing a self-study report and preparing for an on-site visit in the spring of 2017. The DNP program was accredited in 2015, however, the college wanted to keep all programs on the same schedule. Mennonite College of Nursing has been accredited by CCNE since 2002.