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UC Irvine is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is fully accredited by the WASC Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WSCUC), California’s regional accrediting agency.

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What does accreditation mean?

Accreditation is a mark of quality. Accreditation insures a program’s educational processes and outcomes are congruent and that the faculty review the processes and outcomes and make changes when indicated.

What are the benefits of attending an accredited nursing program?

Graduating from an accredited nursing program is required by a majority of graduate nursing programs for admission to most master’s level and higher degree nursing programs. Accreditation assures quality nursing education that meets professional standards.

Scheduled joint California Board of Nursing (BRN) and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Please be advised that the UC Irvine Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing (MEPN) degree programs are scheduled for an accreditation visit on November 6-8, 2023. CCNE requires that our community of interest is offered the opportunity to submit written third-party comments to CCNE. Comments will be accepted until October 16, 2023.  Comments are confidential and not shared with the programs but must be signed to be included in the review process.

Please note that CCNE shares third-party comments with the evaluation team prior to the evaluation, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program.

Comments should be addressed to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20021
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The UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, thank you for your support.