Finlandia University Nursing is pleased to announce that its program has received national reaccreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The program offers two tracks, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and an Online RN-BSN Completion Track. The renewed accreditation was granted for 10 years, indicating that the program has consistently demonstrated quality and effective educational practices.
“CCNE accreditation demonstrates that our BSN program meets the professional standards for baccalaureate prepared nurses. Receiving professional accreditation assures the public that our program upholds a commitment to providing a quality education with integrity,” said Dr. Fredi de Yampert, VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of Finlandia’s College of Health Sciences.
Officially renewed in October 2021, Finlandia began its reaccreditation process by evaluating its program through a self-study that started over a year before CCNE’s site visit.
Lori Sullivan, Nursing Program Chair, said, “We are excited to receive reaccreditation through CCNE. Our faculty work hard to prepare future nurses for practice and this recognizes our commitment to provide quality nursing education.”
The accrediting commission spoke highly of the program’s student support services and was pleased to hear how engaged its students were, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. While aiding in the fight against COVID-19, many nursing students also competed in NCAA Division III athletics and volunteered their time with community organizations.
Recently receiving a $220,000 grant from the Towsley Foundation, FinnU announced plans in Spring 2022 to use the funds toward providing a robust, state-of-the-art healthcare education for College of Health Sciences students at their new facility, Hirvonen Hall.