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January 21 , 2021

To: Defiance College Department of Nursing Community of Interest
From: Dr. Heidi DeSota, Director of Nursing, Department of Nursing
Re: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Call for Third-Party Comments

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) - a nationally recognized accrediting agency for baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs - is reviewing The Defiance College for accreditation during the Spring of 2021.

In accordance with CCNE's procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning a program's qualifications for accreditation. Third-party comments regarding Defiance College's Spring 2021 evaluations must be received by CCNE no later than March 10, 2021. Third-party comments must relate to the CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate
Nursing Programs (2018). All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE's policy on Conduct of Business in English. Comments are shared only with the CCNE evaluation team appointed to review the Defiance College's nursing program on March 31, 2021.

Please submit comments to CCNE at
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