It is with great pleasure that we announce exciting news regarding our School of Nursing (SON); the baccalaureate/master’s program at Saint Xavier University (SXU) has received notice of its continuing accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education extending until June 30,2023. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education’s decision is effective as of Oct. 15, 2012, the date of the School’s most recent onsite evaluation.
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education’s (CCNE) Board of Commissioners determined that SXU’s School of Nursing programs met all four accreditation standards, which included:
- Mission and Governance – Achieves its mission and goals as well as student and faculty outcomes that reflect professional nursing standards and guidelines. Additionally, faculty and students of the program are involved in the governance of the program as well as ongoing efforts to improve the quality of the program;
- Institutional Commitment and Resources – Demonstrates an ongoing commitment and support for the nursing program and makes sure resources are available to enable the program to achieve its mission, goals and student as well as faculty outcomes;
- Curriculum and Teaching-Learning Practices – Offers a curriculum developed in accordance with the mission and goals that reflect professional nursing standards. Teaching-learning practices are in agreement with expected individual student learning outcomes. Additionally, the environment for teaching and learning fosters achievement of expected student learning outcomes.
- Aggregate Student and Faculty Outcomes – Creates an effective program that fulfills its mission and goals with actual student outcomes consistent with expected student outcomes. Data on program effectiveness is used to foster ongoing program improvements.
“This was wonderful news to receive and is a reflection of everyone’s efforts and commitment to excellence in the School of Nursing and Saint Xavier University,” said Gloria Jacobson, dean of the School of Nursing for Saint Xavier University.
A Continuous Improvement Progress Report (CIPR) is due at the mid-point of the accreditation term on June 1, 2018. The CIPR must address the nursing programs’ continued compliance with all accreditation standards. The Report Review Committee and then the Board of Commissioners will review the progress report in the winter of 2018. The SON’s next site visit will take place in the fall of 2022.
The CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency that ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. It is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency.