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Accreditation is a voluntary, self-regulatory process. Through a peer review based on national standards and criteria, accreditation recognizes educational institutions for high standards of educational quality. This process also enhances quality improvement in nursing education.


The accreditation body is the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission). Our Associate Degree in Nursing program was awarded the maximum accreditation period of 8 years in 2016. Our next accreditation visit is in 2024.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326; (404) 975-5000


Approval of a nursing program is provided by a state governmental regulatory body, the state board of nursing. This approval is necessary for a program to operate. Approval indicates the program meets state standards and graduates are eligible to take the licensing exam. Both the Associate Degree in Nursing program and the Practical Nursing Certificate program have had continuous approval since their inception by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation,

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