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Thomas Edison State College receives nursing accreditation

Thursday August 14, 2014
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The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J., recently was awarded full 10-year accreditation for its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, according to a news release.

The accreditation resulted from an onsite evaluation of the school’s programs conducted in October 2013. It is effective until June 30, 2024.

“CCNE accreditation is a particularly validating endorsement,” Filomela Marshall, RN, EdD, CNE, dean of the nursing school at TESC, said in the release. “The commission is the principal accrediting body for nursing schools and the only national accrediting agency dedicated exclusively to evaluating bachelor’s and graduate-level nursing education programs. We were grateful to have the support of the entire college community in this endeavor, and look forward to our continued role in the advancement of nursing education.”

The CCNE determined that the college’s nursing programs are in full compliance with all of its accreditation standards and offered no recommendations for improvement, according to the release.

Recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, the CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency that ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing, according to the release.


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