Edwards School of Nursing Earns Full CCNE Accreditation for 10 Years

June 11, 2014

The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College was recently awarded full 10-year accreditation for its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College was recently awarded full 10-year accreditation for its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

TRENTON, N.J. – The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College was recently awarded full 10-year accreditation for its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The accreditation resulted from an onsite evaluation of the School’s programs conducted in October 2013 and is valid to June 30, 2024.

“CCNE accreditation is a particularly validating endorsement,” said Dr. Filomela Marshall, dean of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College.  “The Commission is the principal accrediting body for nursing schools and the only national accrediting agency dedicated exclusively to evaluating bachelor’s and graduate-level nursing education programs.  We were grateful to have the support of the entire college community in this endeavor, and look forward to our continued role in the advancement of nursing education.”

The accreditation process also provided a forum for students and graduates of the program to share their experiences, as both learners and active practitioners, with CCNE evaluators.

The CCNE determined that the college’s nursing programs are in full compliance with all of its accreditation standards and offered no recommendations for improvement.

Recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, the 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.  To find out more about the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing and its other accreditations, visit www.tesc.edu/nursing.