The school received initial CCNE accreditation of its baccalaureate degree program in nursing in 2007. The Board of Commissioners determined that the program met all four accreditation standards following a site visit in October 2011.
A 10-year renewal with no compliance concerns is the highest commendation the school could receive from its accrediting body, School of Nursing Dean Dr. Joanne Masella said.
“This insures the consumer that the School of Nursing at PBA provides the highest quality curriculum with outstanding outcomes in a faith-based environment,” Dr. Masella said. “In a budget-conscious society this is a value added product for our students.”
Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (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.
CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs.