Nursing Department wins re-accreditation from collegiate, state boards

The Fort Hays State University Nursing Department recently won re-accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Kansas State Board of Nursing.

"Some people just know how to get the job done," said Dr. Larry Gould, provost. "The Nursing Department has advanced the collective good of FHSU through its success and collaborative effort."

"We were informed that the CCNE review team has written in their report that all standards have been met and no compliance concerns were found," said Dr. Liane Connelly, chair of the Department of Nursing, in an e-mail message to the campus.

"In addition," she said, "the KSBN has written a report that all rules and regulations have been met. No recommendations or changes by either accrediting or regulatory body are noted."

The reports also "noted the use of simulation as a strength in our nursing programs and were impressed with how far advanced we are in the use of simulation," said Connelly. Other strengths listed in the reports were feedback on testing and assessment for individual and program improvement, the commitment of departmental faculty and the quality of students.

"We owe many thanks to the individuals who helped us in this process," she said.

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