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CCNE accreditation awarded to RN to BSN program at Concordia University, Nebraska

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016
Heidi Gubanyi, director of Concordia’s RN to BSN program, presents Kathie O’Dell with Concordia’s BSN nursing pin for completing the RN to BSN program in December 2015.
Heidi Gubanyi, director of Concordia’s RN to BSN program, presents Kathie O’Dell with Concordia’s BSN nursing pin for completing the RN to BSN program in December 2015.

Concordia University, Nebraska is pleased to announce its RN to BSN program has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Concordia’s RN to BSN degree completion program prepares students for service and leadership to engage in professional nursing practice consistent with a holistic model of quality care. The program also provides nurses with content that is relevant in today’s changing healthcare system.

According to The Institute of Medicine’s progress report on “The Future of Nursing,” nurses should make continued efforts to achieve higher levels of education. “Earning a BSN online through Concordia offers convenience and flexibility for registered nurses to obtain education that could not only advance their careers but also prepare them to meet the demands of an increasingly complex health care system,” said Concordia’s Assistant Professor of Nursing/Director of RN to BSN Program Heidi Gubanyi, MSN, RN. 

Concordia’s program includes an emphasis on community health promotion and assessment; vulnerable, diverse, and aging populations; leadership; and evidence-based practice. One unique feature of the program is the option in the capstone course for students to learn, serve and lead on a global health mission trip experience. 

Registered nurses can find more information about Concordia Nebraska’s RN to BSN program at http://www.cune.edu/academics/undergraduate/rn-bsn/.

The university also offers Master of Public Health and Master of Health Care Administration degrees in its health programs area of study.

CCNE is a national accreditation agency officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. It aims to improve the public’s health and, through assessment, identifies programs that engage in effective educational practices, ensuring the quality and integrity of programs in nursing at the baccalaureate, graduate and residency educational levels. The organization encourages self-assessment by nursing programs, and it supports the growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency programs.