National board OKs nursing program

National board OKs nursing program
May 1, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program at Benedictine University has received initial accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE Board of Commissioners awarded the maximum five-year term to the B.S.N. program for registered nurses (R.N.). CCNE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to accredit professional nursing education programs. “The commission, through this accreditation, is demonstrating its belief in our program and the efforts by our faculty and staff to continually improve,” said Ethel Ragland, Ed.D., chair of the Nursing and Health Department at Benedictine University. “They are also expressing their confidence that the program will continue to grow and be successful.” Benedictine’s R.N. to B.S.N. completion program has partnered with community colleges to provide registered nurses with the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake leadership positions where they work and further their education at the graduate level. The accelerated one-year program builds on previous knowledge, emphasizes critical thinking and grants credit for prior learning. Classes are offered in an evening and weekend format, and are held at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn and at Triton College in River Grove. The program offers a private education at tuition competitive with state schools.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.