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Nursing School re-accredited
April 13, 1998

The School of Nursing has received reaccreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission for the baccalaureate and the master's degree programs..

"Accreditation by the NLNAC, while voluntary, is very important to graduates of our programs because it assures their full consideration for admission to graduate programs in the discipline," says Barbara Redman, dean of the School of Nursing.

Reaccreditation was based on a self-study report, the school catalog, a program evaluator report, and the recommendation for accreditation proposed by the program evaluators and the evaluation review panel. Both programs were reaccredited for eight years, the maximum period.

The school also has gained reaccreditation from the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing, an approval that is required by law.

'The faculty and students of the school are to be congratulated for meeting the highest standards for approval of educational programs in our discipline. Reaccreditation for the full eight years signifies that the peers who evaluated us have full confidence in the quality of our programs," Redman says. "The extensive self-study we have undertaken guides the faculty in its regular updating of the curriculum, as we are part of a very rapidly changing field - health care."

Sherry Fisher