DEFIANCE, Ohio – The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Defiance College has been granted accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Dr. Barbara Schirmer, provost and vice president for academic affairs, said “Defiance College’s nursing program meets a tremendous need for baccalaureate prepared nurses in northwest Ohio. We are thrilled to be recognized by CCNE as meeting the accreditation standards.”
Mark Gordon, president of Defiance College added, “We are very pleased that this accreditation will now enable us to move forward in promoting this program even more aggressively. Our nursing program offers a great deal of flexibility to students, as we offer options both for incoming undergraduates and for those who have already received their RN licenses.”
The program enrolls full-time students in partnership with Northwest State Community College. These students attend Defiance College during their first and fourth years and Northwest State during their second and third years.
The program also enrolls part-time students who are completing their baccalaureate degree. These students have already graduated from an accredited nursing program and have current active RN licensure in Ohio.
For more information, please contact Lisa Condon, assistant professor of nursing, at 419-783-2372. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is located at One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036 (202-887-6791).
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
December 1, 2011