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Benedictine University Nursing Program Earns Accreditation

February 8th, 2011


Benedictine University’s online master of science in nursing (MSN) program has received accreditation, reports TribLocal Lisle.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited the Catholic institution for the maximum five-year period through December 15, 2015. The agency’s purpose is to contribute to the improvement of the public’s health. Validation of the institution’s master’s program speaks to its quality and integrity.

“This accreditation provides us with the opportunity to enhance and support nursing professionals across the world through a unique curriculum that is delivered entirely online,” says Ethel Ragland, chair of Benedictine’s Department of Nursing and Health.

According to school officials, the accredited program prepares nurses for their ever-changing role in healthcare. Students focus on academic areas such as leadership, education, administration and both public and global healthcare, and how they relate to demographic trends.

Those who enroll in the program have the ability to reach across different disciplines and customize their education with four elective courses in addition to a core eight.

Individuals who are interested in healthcare careers may want to pursue advanced nursing degrees. A report released in October by the Institute of Medicine urges care providers to achieve higher levels of education and training.