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NLN CNEA Grants Nursing Programs Accreditation 
Concordia College Alabama in Selma and Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA became the first institutions to gain accreditation for their nursing programs through the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), the NLN CNEA Board of Commissioners has announced. The schools’ programs were acted upon by the NLN CNEA commissioners at their February 2017 board meeting.

After completing the pre-accreditation process in spring 2016, each college submitted a self-study report and then welcomed NLN CNEA on-site program evaluators to campus in fall 2016. Wilson’s bachelor’s and master’s of science in nursing degree programs and Concordia Alabama’s bachelor of science (RN-BSN) degree program were each granted initial accreditation for a term of six years, through February 2023.

Read the full press release.

NLN CNEA Pre-Accreditation Candidacy Application Deadlines

Pre-accreditation candidacy applications submitted by April 8, 2019 will be considered at the June  13-14, 2019 Board of Commissioners meeting.

Pre-accreditation candidacy applications submitted by August 12, 2019 will be considered at the October 17-18, 2019 Board of Commissioners meeting.

Pre-accreditation candidacy applications submitted by November 11, 2019 will be considered at the February  2020 Board of Commissioners meeting.

NLN CNEA Joins Other Accrediting Agencies in Nursing Education in Historic Collaboration to Issue Joint Statement 

The National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA); the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN); and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) have come together around the issue of academic progression in nursing. The three, which set national standards for nursing programs across the spectrum of higher education, released a joint statement affirming their endorsement of academic progression models in nursing. The statement was developed in cooperation with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) program. This is the first time the three accrediting bodies have collaborated on a statement addressing nursing education.

The full statement is available here.


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2019 Pre-accreditation Candidacy Deadlines

  • April 8, 2019
  • August 12, 2019
  • November 11, 2019


WORKSHOP: Preparing Your Program for NLN CNEA Accreditation: Beginning the Journey
Friday, November 15, 2019 at NLN Headquarters
Registration fee applies

WEBINAR: Self-Study Reports: An Overview of the NLN CNEA Process
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
WEBINAR: Pre-Accreditation Application
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

WEBINAR: Hosting an On-site Evaluation Visit
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

WEBINAR: Focus on the NLN CNEA Standards of Accreditation
August -  December 2019
Registration fee applies