SALT LAKE CITY, UT / AGILITYPR.NEWS / March 20, 2023 / Accreditation grant dated January 13, 2021
March 20, 2023 - (Salt Lake City) – Nightingale College, a national leader in blended and distance education for pre- and post-licensure nursing programs, today announced it has received full accreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The College has been working on elevating toward this highly respected accreditation since 2013, undergone the initial Candidacy peer review site visit in 2020, and most recently hosted a follow-up on-site evaluation in October 2022. The College’s NWCCU accreditation grant is retroactive to January 2021.
“With the mission focused on diversifying the nursing profession to improve health outcomes toward achievement of health equity in the United States, we believe this is a major step forward in bringing the College’s unique educational models to a wider geographic, demographic, and socioeconomic audience,” noted Nightingale College President Dr. Jeffrey A. Olsen. “The full membership in NWCCU positions the College for closer collaboration with peer institutions in the aligned missions to close educational equity gaps on a national scale.”
NWCCU accreditation also means Nightingale College is publicly recognized by other higher education institutions for the quality of its academic programs. While the College does not control whether other universities and colleges may choose to accept Nightingale College degrees or credits for transfer, the NWCCU accreditation makes it significantly more likely.
“This is something we’ve been diligently working toward for many years, and we are so excited to reach this important milestone,” noted Nightingale Education Group’s CEO Mikhail Shneyder. "While this accreditation is meaningful to those of us striving to create opportunity and access to nursing education, it also serves as yet another piece of evidence of educational quality for the College's learners and the community at-large."
Since its inception in 2010, the College has graduated more than 1,800 learners from its educational programs, as of January 2023. Nightingale College focuses on improving health outcomes by providing nursing education to underserved and underrepresented communities.
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About Nightingale College
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Nightingale College is a pioneer in distance learning. The College offers nursing programs with its fully accredited for distance education in practical nursing, RN-to-baccalaureate degree bridge programs, as well as bachelor’s and master’s nursing degrees. Supporting the growing need for nurses and providing strategies to combat the nursing shortage and to close health equity gaps, the College’s programs work to develop and maintain a steady supply of diverse nurses, with the help of local health care systems. Nightingale College emphasizes graduating future nurses who are confident, competent and compassionate. Since its establishment in 2010, the College has graduated more than 1,800 learners and currently enrolling learners from across the U.S, while offering supervised on-ground field experiences in Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. To learn more about Nightingale College and its mission and programs, visit nightingale.edu.