Utah State University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program was granted accreditation recently by ACEN, the Accreditation Commission for Education in nursing.
Carma Miller, head of USU’s Nursing and Health Professions Department, said the accreditation committee had six standards the USU program was required to meet.
“Does our university support us? Do we have enough qualified faculty and staff to be a good nursing program?” Miller asked. “Do our policies support our students’ success? Is our curriculum such that it will teach our students to be safe, effective and up-to-date nurses? Finally, do we actually do what we say we’re going to do?”
The Utah Board of Nursing requires that all nursing programs in Utah are accredited by one of the two nursing accrediting agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
Miller said that’s important so students can be licensed.