The accreditation was awarded for a five-year period extending to June 30, 2017. Five years is the maximum length of accreditation given by the CCNE for a first-time accreditation.
“We have worked hard to build a nursing program of distinction that offers the best in nursing education while also reflecting Shorter University’s mission as a Christ-centered institution,” said Roxanne Johnston, who serves with Angela Haynes as co-interim dean of Shorter’s School of Nursing. “We are glad that the CCNE has found value in the work we do.”
Shorter President Don Dowless said Shorter’s nursing program benefits from a partnership with the local nursing community and grants from the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation.
Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. According to its website, CCNE ensures the quality and integrity ofbaccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices.
Shorter announced its plans to offer the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree in early 2008. The first class of BSN students graduated in May.