Accreditation

Learn more about accreditation at PNW’s College of Nursing.

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) granted continuing accreditation to the baccalaureate, master’s and post-master’s certificate programs with the next evaluation visit scheduled for fall 2027.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Accreditation

Effective July 18, 2022, the post-master’s doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on July 18, 2024.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

See Accreditation Status

Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.

The College of Nursing strives to promote excellent outcomes for all students. The following key indicators represent student outcomes:

BSN

ProgramGraduation YearNCLEX-RN First Test Pass RateCompletion Rate
BSN pre-licensure201898.1%68%
201791.1%76%
201690.2%75%
BSN post-licensure2018n/a49.9%
2017n/a54.8%
2016n/a58.4%

MSN

ProgramGraduation YearCertification First Test Pass RateCompletion Rate
FNP/AG-CNS201890%83.3%
FNP/AG-CNS201795%64.3%
FNP/AG-CNS201691%67.4%