The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing has notified Sam Houston State University that its nursing program has been fully accredited.
The action is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2013, meaning that all SHSU nursing graduates have received their degrees from an accredited program.
The organization’s Board of Commissioners, composed of nursing professionals from across the nation, granted initial accreditation to SHSU’s program during its meeting last month. The next evaluation visit to SHSU will take place in spring 2018.
The accreditation is also beneficial for students who wish to continue their education, since graduate nursing schools only take students from an accredited undergraduate program.
The accreditation also makes the program more prestigious.
The program started three years ago with two partnerships. It now has more than 45, extending from Houston to Bryan-College Station to Trinity and includes clinical experiences from pediatrics to psychiatry.