Accreditations

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UC College of Nursing

The College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).*

Adult-Gero Clinical Nurse Specialist graduates are eligible for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)+ or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) certification exam.

Graduates with 9 hours of graduate-level education courses within the Adult-Gero Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator track are eligible to sit for the National League of Nursing (NLN)φ certification exam.

Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner graduates are eligible for both the the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)+ and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)§ certification exams.

The University of Cincinnati, Nurse-Midwifery Program is fully accredited by the ACNM Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)†  (formerly ACNM Division of Accreditation). Graduates are eligible for the American Midwifery Certification Board, Inc. (AMCB, Inc.) certification exam.** Over the past three years, 93% of our graduates have passed the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) exam, including first-time and repeat takers. The graduation rate for the past 5 cohorts is 97.6% for students who began nurse midwifery specialty courses.

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner graduates are eligible for the National Certification Corp. (NCC, Inc) exam.

Nursing Administration graduates are eligible to sit for either of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)+ administrator certification exams: Nurse Executive-Board Certified (NE-BC) or Nurse Executive, Advanced-Board Certified (NEA-BC). Graduates are also eligible for either of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) administrator certification exams: Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) and Executive Nursing Practice (CENP). The type of certification is based on experience level.

The University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. ∞

Regional accreditation is the primary type of institutional accreditation in the United States. Some institutions with online Master of Science in Nursing programs hold national accreditation rather than regional accreditation because they are unwilling or unable to meet the rigorous standards of regional accreditation. You should also be aware that many educational institutions holding regional accreditation do not recognize credits or degrees earned at other institutions that are nationally accredited. This will be important to you if transferring from one institution to another part way through a degree program, or if you plan to pursue additional degrees at different colleges.

*Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036; p (202) 887-6791; f (202) 785-8320 www.aacn.nche.edu/accreditation
+American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 8515 Georgia Ave., Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492; p (800) 284-2378; f (301) 628-5350 www.nursecredentialing.org
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), 101 Columbia Aliso Viejo, CA 92656; p (800) 899-2226; f (949) 362-2020; www.aacn.org
φNational League of Nursing (NLN), 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006; p (800) 669-1656; f (212) 812-0391 www.nln.org
§American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Certification Program Capitol Station, P.O. Box 12926, Austin, TX 78711; p (512)442-5202; f (512) 442-6469 www.aanpcertification.org
ACNM Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) (formerly ACNM Division of Accreditation), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; p (240) 485-1802; f (240)485-1818; www.midwife.org/acme; acme@acnm.org.
**American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB), Inc., 849 International Drive, Suite 205, Linthicum, MD 21090; p (410) 694-9424; f (410)-694-9425 www.amcbmidwife.org
National Certification Corporation (NCC) Inc., P.O. Box 11082, Chicago, IL 60611-0082; p (312) 951-0207; f (312) 951-0207 www.nccnet.org
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), 1 North Franklin St., Suite 2700, Chicago, IL 60606; p (312) 422-2800; f (312) 422-4503 www.aone.org
Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCA), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411; p (800) 621-7440; f (312) 263-7462 www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org

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