LAS VEGAS, NEV – The Touro University of Nevada School of Nursing received a 10-year accreditation result for its four programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the highest possible accreditation result .
CCNE is recognized by the US Department of Education as a national accrediting agency that ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency/scholarship nursing programs.
“I am so proud of our faculty who work tirelessly to ensure that our students have the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide high quality nursing care at all levels of the nursing profession. This 10-year accreditation represents CCNE’s commitment to affirming quality nursing programs here at Touro,” said Dr. Theresa Tarrant, Director of Touro University Nevada School of Nursing. “Our students are already working long days and even longer nights, but they are dedicated to their education and improving health outcomes in our community and region. »
News of Touro’s accreditation comes after two years of preparation, culminating in a team of CCNE site visitors reviewing Touro’s four nursing programs in November 2021 to confirm Touro’s compliance with regulatory standards. Touro faculty worked closely with students throughout the accreditation process, the majority of which took place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Receiving this accreditation shows that our academic culture is the cornerstone of our nursing programs,” said Dr. Catie Chung, director of graduate nursing programs, Touro University Nevada School of Nursing. “We pride ourselves on being accessible to our students, many of whom have had to compensate for a partner’s loss of employment during the pandemic. These nurses make the sacrifice to be able to continue their education, and we are delighted to continue to support them in any way we can.
“This 10-year accreditation achievement is a testament to the excellence of our nursing programs here at Touro University of Nevada,” said Dr. Robert Askey, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at the University of Nevada. Touro University of Nevada. “Receiving this accreditation shows that our faculty provides our nursing students, who are already working as full-time nurses, with quality education that enables them to be better providers for their patients.
Touro University Nevada School of Nursing offers four programs: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Post-MSN Graduate Certificate – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).
The four programs, which are tailored to meet the needs of practicing nurses, have been awarded with 10-year reaccreditation. Each program has been evaluated on merit by the CCNE.
“As COVID has reminded us all, nurses are an essential part of our healthcare system. This accreditation news means that nurses who come to Touro to build their skills and knowledge are offered quality opportunities to improve and grow their practice,” said Dr. Andrew Priest, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Touro University Nevada. “I am extremely proud of our faculty at the School of Nursing for their dedication to ensuring that our students have the tools and resources they need to excel as nurses in the workforce. »
“Here at Touro, our faculty and nursing students are passionate about providing the best possible care to their patients. Our nursing students choose to come to Touro to further their education because they know they are getting the best education possible,” said Shelley Berkley, CEO and Senior Vice President of Touro University West Division. . “I would like to thank everyone involved in obtaining this 10-year accreditation. I couldn’t be more proud of the work we do to educate the nurses we desperately need in our world.
ABOUT TOURO NEVADA UNIVERSITY
Touro University Nevada (Touro) is Nevada’s largest medical school, the only fully accredited osteopathic medical school in the state, and a private, nonprofit, Jewish-sponsored institution. Opened in 2004, Touro was created to help meet critical health care and education needs and as a resource for community service throughout the state. Touro now enrolls nearly 1,500 students, in a wide variety of study programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and medical sciences from health. The university’s Henderson campus includes a multi-specialty health center and a multidisciplinary center for autism and developmental disabilities. For more information about Touro, visit www.tun.touro.edu or call 702-777-8687.