Gannon University's Villa Maria School of Nursing was granted
accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
(CCNE) of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing at its
The CCNE issued three certificates, each of which was for the
full 10-year accreditation, the maximum time period for which
accreditation is granted.
The certificates were for the baccalaureate degree program in
nursing, the master's degree program in nursing and the
Post-Graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse certificate.
Certification is effective as of March 26, 2014 and extends to
Dec. 31, 2024. The next site evaluation at Gannon for the purpose
of accreditation of the nursing school will take place in spring of
"The news from the CCNE is hugely gratifying and is a testament
to the hard work and high standards that we have upheld in the
Villa Maria School of Nursing for decades. We thank our University
and community partners for their support of our programs in the
latest accreditation visit," said Kathleen T. Patterson, Ph.D.
director of the nursing school.
The CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate,
graduate, and residency programs in nursing by assessing and
identifying programs that engage in effective educational