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The Voice of Nursing Education

Application Cycles

Interest in Applying for Pre-accreditation Candidacy

Programs interested in submitting an application for pre-accreditation candidacy must indicate their interest by sending an email to accreditation@nln.org . Programs must indicate what application deadline  they seek to meet, the number of campuses the nursing program is taught at, and the program type(s) for which they are seeking pre-accreditation status. CNEA staff will respond with information on how to access the online application.

NLN CNEA April 2020 Pre- Accreditation Cycle

The following programs have applied for Pre-Accreditation during the April 2020 Cycle and will be considered by the NLN CNEA Board of Commissioners at its June 11-12, 2020 meeting.  The public is invited to submit third-party comments on any of the programs listed below by April 13, 2020. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Lesleyan Jackson, Manager of Accreditation Services, 2600 Virginia Avenue, 8th Floor, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

​Lackawanna College- Scranton, PA 
Associate Degree in Nursing

NLN CNEA Spring 2020 Accreditation Cycle

The following programs have scheduled Spring 2020 on-site program evaluation visits. The public is invited to submit third-party comments on any of the programs listed below. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Lesleyan Jackson, 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

Lackawanna College
February 26-28, 2020
Initial Accreditation: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (RN-BSN, distance education)
Third party comment deadline: February 12, 2020 

West Shore Community College
March 18-20, 2020
Initial Accreditation: Practical Nursing
Third party comment deadline: March 4, 2020

West Shore Community College
March 18-20, 2020
Initial Accreditation: Associate Degree in Nursing
Third party comment deadline: March 4, 2020 

Sandhills Community College
March 25-27, 2020
Initial Accreditation: Associate Degree in Nursing
Third party comment deadline: March 11, 2020

Pima Medical Institute
April 14-17, 2020
Initial Accreditation: Practical Nursing (system-wide)
Third party comment deadline: March 31, 2020

Geneva College
April 27-29, 2020
Initial Accreditation: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (RN-BSN)
Third party comment deadline: April 13, 2020

NLN CNEA November 2019 Pre-Accreditation Cycle

The following programs have applied for Pre-Accreditation during the November 2019 Cycle and will be considered by the NLN CNEA Board of Commissioners at its February 20-21, 2020 meeting.  The public is invited to submit third-party comments on any of the programs listed below by November 11, 2019. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Lesleyan Jackson, Manager of Accreditation Services, 2600 Virginia Avenue, 8th Floor, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

Bladen Community College, Dublin NC
Associate Degree in Nursing
Practical Nursing

Lenoir Community College, Kinston, NC
Associate Degree in Nursing
Practical Nursing

NLN CNEA August 2019 Pre-Accreditation Cycle

The following programs have applied for Pre-Accreditation during the August 2019 Cycle and will be considered by the NLN CNEA Board of Commissioners at its October 17-18, 2019 meeting.  The public is invited to submit third-party comments on any of the programs listed below by October 15, 2019. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Lesleyan Jackson, Manager of Accreditation Services, 2600 Virginia Avenue, 8th Floor, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

Craven Community College - New Bern, NC
Practical Nursing

Craven Community College - New Bern, NC
Associate Degree in Nursing

Dakota College at Bottineau- Bottineau, ND
Practical Nursing

Dakota College at Bottineau- Bottineau, ND
Associate Degree in Nursing

Edmonds Community College- Lynnwood, WA
Practical Nursing

Trenholm State Community College- Montgomery, AL
Associate Degree in Nursing

NLN CNEA Fall 2019 Accreditation Cycle

The following programs have scheduled Fall 2019 on-site program evaluation visits. The public is invited to submit third-party comments on any of the programs listed below. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Lesleyan Jackson, 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

Stanly Community College
September 9-11, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Associate Degree in Nursing
Third party comment deadline: August 26, 2019

Vermont Technical College
September 30-October 3, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Practical Nursing (system-wide; distance education)
Third party comment deadline: September 16, 2019

Vermont Technical College
September 30-October 3, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Associate Degree in Nursing (system-wide; distance education)
Third party comment deadline: September 16, 2019

Vermont Technical College
September 30-October 3, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (RN-BSN) (system-wide; distance education )
Third party comment deadline: September 16, 2019

Clover Park Technical College
October 7-9, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Practical Nursing
Third party comment deadline: September 23, 2019

Tyler Junior College
October 7-9, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Associate Degree in Nursing
Third party comment deadline: September 23, 2019 

Northwest Missouri State University
October 9-11, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (RN-BSN, distance education)
Third party comment deadline: September 25, 2019 

Wharton County Junior College
October 14-16, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Associate Degree in Nursing
Third party comment deadline: September 30, 2019

Jackson College
October 21-23, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Associate Degree in Nursing
Third party comment deadline: October 7, 2019 

Kirtland Community College
November 6-8, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Associate Degree in Nursing
Third party comment deadline: October 23, 2019 

Flathead Valley Community College
November 13-15, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Associate Degree in Nursing
Third party comment deadline: October 30, 2019

NLN CNEA April 2019 Pre-Accreditation Cycle

The following programs have applied for Pre-Accreditation during the April 2019 Cycle and will be considered by the NLN CNEA Board of Commissioners at its June 13-14, 2019 meeting.  The public is invited to submit third-party comments on any of the programs listed below by April 26, 2019. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Lusetha Rolle, Manager, 2600 Virginia Avenue, 8th Floor, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

​Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, IA
Associate Degree in Nursing

Health & Technology Training Institute - Philadelphia, PA
Practical Nursing

Standard Healthcare Services College of Nursing - Falls Church, VA
Practical Nursing

Standard Healthcare Services College of Nursing - Falls Church, VA
Associate Degree in Nursing (LPN-to-RN)

Wilkes Community College - Wilkesboro, NC
Associate Degree in Nursing

NLN CNEA Spring 2019 Accreditation Cycle

The following programs have scheduled Spring 2019 on-site program evaluation visits. The public is invited to submit third-party comments on any of the programs listed below. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Lusetha Rolle, 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

Beckfield College

January 16-18, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Practical Nursing
Third-party comment deadline: January 2, 2019

Beckfield College
January 16-18, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
Third-party comment deadline: January 2, 2019

Minnesota State Community and Technical College
February 13-15, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Practical Nursing
Third-party comment deadline: January 30, 2019

Minnesota State Community and Technical College
February 13-15, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Associate Degree in Nursing
Third-party comment deadline: January 30, 2019

St. Cloud Technical and Community College
March 4-6, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Associate Degree in Nursing
Third-party comment deadline: February 18, 2019

Montcalm Community College
March 11-13, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Associate Degree in Nursing
Third-party comment deadline: February 26, 2019

Mesabi Range College
March 25-27, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Practical Nursing
Third-party comment deadline: March 11, 2019

Forsyth Tech Community College
March 27-29, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Practical Nursing
Third-party comment deadline: March 13, 2019

Forsyth Tech Community College
March 27-29, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Associate Degree in Nursing
Third-party comment deadline: March 13, 2019

Union County College
April 2-4, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Practical Nursing
Third-party comment deadline: March 19, 2019

Mid Michigan College
April 8-10, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Associate Degree in Nursing
Third-party comment deadline: March 25, 2019

Bates Technical College
April 9-11, 2019
Initial Accreditation: Practical Nursing
Third-party comment deadline: March 25, 2019

Dakota County Technical College
April 15-17, 2019  
Initial Accreditation: Practical Nursing
Third-party comment deadline: April 1, 2019