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College of Science and Health Professions
Rigorous undergraduate and graduate programs in PennWest Edinboro's Nursing Department prepare students for demanding and rewarding careers in an array of health care settings. These are fully accredited programs and approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
PennWest Edinboro's career-ladder approach prepares the highest quality professional nurses at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels to meet the local and global holistic health-care needs of individuals, families and communities.
The Pennsylvania Western University Doctor of Nursing program, Baccalaureate in Nursing Degree (Edinboro Campus), and the RN- BSN Completion program at the California Campus is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, 202-887-6791.
PennWest University, including Clarion, California, and Edinboro campuses, will submit a self-study and host a site visit for our accrediting body, CCNE. The site visit will be on March 29-31, 2023. This serves as formal notification of the upcoming visit and provides an opportunity for third-party comments concerning the program’s qualifications for accreditation.
CCNE must receive written third-party comments regarding programs by no later than 21 days prior (March 1, 2023) to the first day of the scheduled on-site evaluation. CCNE accepts only signed comments. CCNE shares third-party comments with members of the evaluation team before the visit, but these comments are not shared with the program at any time during the review process. During its program review, the evaluation team considers third-party comments related to the accreditation standards. All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE's policy on the Conduct of Business.
If you would like to submit a third-party comment for a program under review, please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
ATTN: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
124 Jeremy D. Brown Human Services Building
215 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444