Accreditation and recognition

NOTICE: Opportunity for Public Comments

The Ohio State University, College of Nursing is preparing to host an accreditation site visit from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Post Masters APRN programs.  The visit is scheduled for September 28-30, 2015.  CCNE is an autonomous agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting body to accredit baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in nursing.  As part of the voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing education programs and the continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education.  As part of this process, written and signed third-party comments are sought from interested individuals (students, alumni, faculty, and practice community) and will be accepted by CCNE until September 7, 2015. The comments will be shared with the CCNE evaluation team; however, comments will not be shared with The Ohio State University faculty or staff.

Those desiring to do so, may submit written and signed comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Attn: Third-Party Comments

1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530

Washington, DC 20036

   – or –

Your comments will be welcomed as they relate to the DNP and Post Masters APRN program.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at The Ohio State University College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


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Accredited nursing degree programs: baccalaureate and master's
Initial accreditation action for both programs: April 16, 1998
Date of last review for both programs: April, 2009
Most recent accreditation action for both programs: October 1-3, 2009
Both programs accredited through: December 31, 2019
Next review for both programs: Spring 2019

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AACN certificate_master's

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program was accredited on November 17, 2010.

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The College of Nursing is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).


The nurse-midwifery specialty track is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).

ACME National Office
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910