University of Saint Francis nursing programs earn continued accreditation

The University of Saint Francis has received the maximum amount of continued accreditation time available for its baccalaureate degree program in nursing and its Doctor of Nursing Practice program (DNP). The school is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The University of Saint Francis, in cooperation with the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, allows nursing students to receive their diploma from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Saint Francis. St. Elizabeth School of Nursing participated in the CCNE site visit, being one of three program options for the BSN from University of Saint Francis.

While the University of Saint Francis is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, students enrolled in the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing – University of Saint Francis Cooperative Nursing Program do not need to travel to Fort Wayne for classes. Science and nursing classes are taught in Lafayette, Indiana and general education classes are taken online.

“We are blessed to offer a unique program in cooperation with the University of Saint Francis such that our students seamlessly earn both their Diploma from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and their BSN from the University of Saint Francis,” said Michelle Gerrety, EdD, MSN, RN, director of St. Elizabeth School of Nursing.

The baccalaureate program received accreditation for the next 10 years (to Dec. 31, 2029) and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program received initial accreditation for the next five years (to Dec. 31, 2024).  

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at USF is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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