The University of Tennessee is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees.
Program Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in the College of Nursing is currently undergoing self-evaluation for initial accreditation from CCNE. The College of Nursing submitted a self-study document to CCNE in August 2014; CCNE is scheduled to conduct an on-site evaluation of the BSN program September 29-October 1, 2014.
CCNE provides opportunity for program constituents to submit, in writing, comments regarding an educational program’s qualifications for accreditation status. Written, signed, third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE up to 30 days prior to the start of the fall 2014 on-site evaluation. All third-party comments received by CCNE are considered confidential and are only shared with the evaluation team. Comments may be sent to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington DC 20036-1120
phone: (202) 887-6791
fax: (202) 887-8476
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program in the College of Nursing is accredited CCNE through 2019.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program (DNP) in the College of Nursing is currently accredited by the CCNE through 2014. The College of Nursing’s DNP program has recently undergone self-evaluation for reaccreditation and hosted an on-site CCNE evaluation for the DNP program on February 3-5, 2014; all CCNE standards were met and there were no compliance concerns. Official notice of reaccreditation is anticipated in fall 2014.
Program Accreditation: Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
The DNP Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs through 2019.
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: 847-692-7050; FAX: 847-692-6968
Tennessee Board of Nursing Approvals
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program in the College of Nursing is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. The Tennessee Board of Nursing granted the College of Nursing initial approval to reactivate the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program November 30, 2012 with students enrolling Fall 2013 in the BSN program. The College of Nursing will submit an application for full approval of the BSN program upon graduation of the initial BSN cohort in December 2014.
Tennessee Board of Nursing
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Heritage Place Metro Center
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
The BSN program was previously accredited by CCNE in 1976 until it was held in abeyance. The BSN program hosted a CCNE on-site evaluation in September 2014 with verbal exit report indicating all accreditation standards were meet.
CCNE accredited the MSN program Sept. 25, 1999. The most recent accreditation was April 27, 2009. The MSN program is accredited through Dec. 31, 2019.
The DNP program was initially accredited April 27, 2009 by CCNE. The DNP program is accredited through Dec. 31, 2014. The college hosted a CCNE on-site evaluation in Feb. 2014 with verbal exit report and written report indicating all accreditation standards were meet.
The UTHSC College of Nursing is a member of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Electronic Campus for distance education courses, programs and services offered through many institutions of higher education in the southeastern United States.
UTHSC College of Nursing
920 Madison Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Toll Free: 800-733-2498