This is a great milestone for our university! The CCNE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a specialized professional accreditation agency. It is an autonomous branch of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the only accrediting body devoted exclusively to evaluating baccalaureate and graduate nursing degree programs.
Hiring managers view CCNE accreditation as an important quality standard for nursing programs, so they seek nurses with degrees from accredited universities, like ours!
Ann Marie Flory, a Master of Science in Nursing student currently enrolled at American Sentinel, knows this accreditation is an advantage to her career: “I work for the Federal government, which recognizes degrees from nursing schools that are accredited by CCNE. Should I decide to work toward a DNP or a Ph.D., it will be necessary to have graduated from a school with CCNE accreditation.”
CCNE accreditation applies to American Sentinel’s RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN), RN to Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN), and Master of Science in Nursing, which offers four specialty areas: case management, informatics, management and organizational leadership, and nurse educator.