The National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) has awarded full six-year accreditation to Northeast Iowa Community College’s one-year Practical Nursing and two-year Associate Degree Nursing programs. The national accreditation for the two programs is currently a first among the state of Iowa’s 15 community colleges.
The NLN CNEA evaluated Northeast Iowa Community College’s nursing programs using five standards of accreditation. The five standards are: 1) Culture of Excellence – Program Outcomes; 2) Culture of Integrity and Accountability – Mission, Governance, and Resources; 3) Culture of Excellence and Caring – Faculty; 4) Culture of Excellence and Caring – Students; and 5) Culture of Learning and Diversity – Curriculum and Evaluation Processes.
Dubuque area healthcare leaders expressed praise for the nursing programs at NICC, their partnership with the College and the national accreditation news.
The NLN CNEA accreditation is effective immediately and affects all graduates of either Nursing program, beginning May 2019.