Nursing BS Receives National Accreditation
December 6, 2015
Congratulations to the staff and faculty of FSC’s baccalaureate program.
FSC’s Nursing program has received certification of its BS degree for five years by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a national agency dedicated to ensuring the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. The Board determined that the program met all four accreditation standards. The program is also accredited by the New York State Board of Regents.
“I congratulate Dr. Jennifer Bryer and her faculty and staff on this important accomplishment,” said Dr. Denny Ryman, Dean of the School of Health Sciences.
The BS in Nursing has been offered since 2006, and has graduated more than 400 students eligible to sit for the licensing exam and RN students since that time. FSC nursing graduates work in most LI hospitals, and generic students have a 100% employment rate within six months of completing their degree. Students who took the test for nursing licensure this year passed at a rate of 94% – well above the national mean.
“CCNE accreditation signifies the nursing department’s commitment of quality nursing education and promotion of excellence in our program,” said Dr. Jennifer Bryer, department chair.