Accreditation

“According to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, a national advocacy group for academic quality, accreditation means that a program or institution has gone through a rigorous review and evaluation process by experts in the field.  Accreditation assures that the quality of teaching, student achievement, curricula, academic support, and other criteria meet certain standards of excellence and quality.”

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Nursing degree programs are nationally accredited; specializations within degree programs are often accredited by professional organizations dealing with that specific type of nursing (nurse anesthesia, for example). Many employers and graduate nursing degree programs require that prior degrees were earned at schools that are accredited.

Degree programs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing are nationally accredited. Several specializations and non-degree programs are also accredited by the appropriate organizations.

Undergraduate

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
from 10/01/2009 through 09/30/2019

Graduate

The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation)
from 10/01/2009 through 09/30/2019

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation)
from 02/24/2014 through 12/31/2024

The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Nurse-Midwife Doctor of Nursing Practice Program midwifery program is pre-accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240-485-1802 (http://www.midwife.org/Programs-Accredited-by-ACME)
from 02/01/2016 through 02/01/2021

The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing’s Nurse Anesthesia degree program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068; (847) 655-1160. The program’s next review by the COA is scheduled for May 2020.
from 05/19/2010 through 05/19/2020

The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing’s BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia degree program and MSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia degree program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068; (847) 655-1160, through 2019.
The program’s next review by the COA is scheduled for May 2020.

The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation)
from 02/24/2014 through 12/31/2024

The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (PO229) until July 31, 2021.

The Regional Accreditor Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits the University of Pittsburgh as a whole until 2022.