UAMS College of Nursing Receives Full 10 Years Accreditation

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LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Nursing has received national accreditation for 10 years by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The commission is officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency. UAMS’ College of Nursing was among just 13 of the 33 institutions to receive the maximum 10 years accreditation for both its baccalaureate and master’s degree programs.

The accreditation is the result of three years of preparation, said Claudia P. Barone, Ed.D., R.N., clinical associate professor, specialty coordinator for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program and associate dean for academic administration in the UAMS College of Nursing.

“We are proud to receive 10 years accreditation with no recommendations for improvement,” Barone said. “Our faculty and staff and students have really committed themselves to making our programs the best possible.”
UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,320 students and 690 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.3 billion a year.

UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute.