LCON CCNE Re-accreditation Review Notice

CCNE Re-accreditation Review Third Party Notification

Dear Nursing Students, Faculty and the University of St. Francis Community,

This public notice has been updated with the new virtual survey dates. The previous dates were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Leach College of Nursing will be hosting a virtual reaccreditation review visit by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on February 3-5, 2021. The Self-study documents have been submitted and the Virtual Visit Addendum will be submitted to CCNE no later than Monday, December 23, 2020.

The following degrees/programs will be evaluated for re-accreditation during this visit:

  • BSN – Prelicensure and RN-BSN Completion
  • MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, MSN – Nursing Education, and MSN -Nursing Administration; and
  • PMC – PMC – Family Nurse Practitioner, PMC-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP – Doctor of Nursing Practice

CCNE will accept written third-party comments until 21 days before the scheduled on-site evaluation in February. All written third-party comments must be received by CCNE by Wednesday, January 13, 2021. If you wish to send any written comments directly to CCNE prior to the site visit, please send your comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street NW
Suite 750
Washington DC 20001

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Please note that CCNE shares third-party comments with the evaluation team prior to the on-site evaluation, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program, the Accreditation Review Committee, or the Board. During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third-party comments, if any, that relate to the accreditation standards.

If you have any questions about the upcoming accreditation visit, please contact me and join our scheduled faculty CCNE preparation meetings.


Ebere Ume, PhD, MSN, RN, PHN
Dean, Leach College of Nursing