By Marlena E. Bermel

UNM College of Nursing’s Programs Re-Accredited for 10 Years

unm-college-of-nursings-programs-reaccredited-for-10-years.jpgThe University of New Mexico College of Nursing’s baccalaureate, master’s, doctor of nursing practice and post-graduate advanced practice registered nursing certificate programs have been re-accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) until spring 2030.

Accreditation is an evaluation process that determines whether programs are meeting state and national standards. According to the U.S. Department of Education, accreditation is meant to:

  • Assess the quality of academic programs at institutions of higher education.
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement of academic quality at colleges and universities and stimulate general raising of standards among educational institutions.
  • Involve faculty and staff comprehensively in institutional evaluation and planning.
  • Establish criteria for professional certification and licensure and for upgrading courses offering such preparation.


CCNE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an autonomous national accreditation agency. CCNE accreditation is a voluntary, self-regulatory process that supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency programs.

The College of Nursing would like to thank everyone who participated in the accreditation process and especially the accreditation taskforce, which consisted of A. Christine Delucas, DNP, RN, associate professor; Jeffrey Dubinski-Neessen, EdM, strategic planner and director of Enrollment Services; Sue Koronkiewicz, MSN, RN, principal lecturer; Judy Liesveld, PhD, RN, associate dean of Education and Innovation; Carolyn Montoya, PhD, RN, associate dean of Clinical Affairs; Kristen Ostrem, DNP, RN, assistant professor, and Linda Petri, MA, senior program manager.

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