CCNE Reaccreditation Process

The University of Maryland School of Nursing will host the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) from Oct. 7 - 9, 2024 when CCNE conducts its reaccreditation site visit for our baccalaureate, master’s, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and our post-graduate APRN certificate programs.

CCNE is the premier accrediting agency for baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in nursing and is nationally recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation. Third-party comments regarding programs hosting evaluations must be received by CCNE by no later than 21 days (Sept. 16, 2024) prior to the first day of the on-site evaluation.

Third-party comments must relate to the CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (Amended 2018). All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE’s policy on the Conduct of Business in English. Any and all comments submitted to CCNE in a language other than English will not be processed. Comments are shared only with the CCNE evaluation team appointed to review the noted nursing program. Your feedback is valued and appreciated.

Please submit comments to CCNE at

Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Additional information related to the reaccreditation process will be added to this page as it is finalized.