On October 8-10, 2012, the College of Nursing at East Tennessee State University will have an on-site evaluation by a team from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) as a part of our continuing accreditation process. The College is now seeking initial CCNE accreditation of its DNP program.

As a party affected by the performance and outcomes of the College of Nursing, you are being notified of the scheduled accreditation visit and being given the opportunity to provide input into the deliberations of the evaluation team. Your written and signed comments will be accepted by CCNE until September 8, 2012. You should direct your comments to CCNE at the address below:

Ms. Christina Walcott
Administrative Assistant
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 530
Washington, D.C. 20036-1120


The Baccalaureate, Master's, and DNP programs at East Tennessee State University's College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

About the CCNE

An autonomous arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)-- the national voice for university and four-year-college education programs in nursing -- CCNE was established in 1996 as an agency devoted exclusively to the accreditation of baccalaureate and graduate degree nursing education programs. More than 76 percent of existing baccalaureate and master’s degree nursing programs in the United States have affiliated with CCNE. To date, CCNE has accredited 771 nursing programs located at 382 accredited colleges and universities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education is an autonomous accrediting agency contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education programs. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing education programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036-1120