Eight More Years: Accreditation Extended for School of Nursing and Allied Health
The New Jersey Board of Nursing has voted and extended the Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus accreditation for eight years. This is the state maximum, and was granted without the scrutiny of a state visit. This period of accreditation will extend from 2013 until 2021.
Director of The Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health, Minerva Guttman, EdD, RN, is “thrilled” to have such good standing due to the good stature and consistency the nursing school has had with the state since it was founded 61 years ago.
Accreditation is important both in general and to students. It lets the public know that the program has met specific criteria and has been measured for quality, according to Guttman.
Last year, the nursing programs, Bachelor and Master in Nursing (B.S.N. and M.S.N.) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), received voluntary national professional accreditation for the maximum number of 10 years, from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which focuses on higher education.
Accreditation from The New Jersey Board of Nursing is required for program operations and to ensure that the graduates of the baccalaureate program meet the qualifications to take and pass the NCLEX-RN, the examination for nursing licensure.