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The Baccalaureate, RN to BSN and Masters of Science in Nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and/or ACEN.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

This accreditation indicates that the nursing programs within the School of Nursing have clear and appropriate educational objectives and that the School is working to achieve these objectives.

Benefits

The ACEN accreditation ensures that the School of Nursing meets the following criteria:

  • Heightened awareness and responsiveness by faculty members and administrators to areas needing improvement
  • Support in student recruitment efforts
  • Provision of useful information for career and education decision making
  • Ability for students to apply to graduate programs that require accreditation
  • Assistance to employers seeking graduates who are competent practitioners
  • Professional development opportunities and validation for faculty
  • Facilitation in the transfer of credit using the following considerations:
    • the educational quality of the institution from which the student transfers
    • the comparability of the nature, content, and level of credit earned from the programs offered by the receiving college or program
    • the applicability of the credit earned from the programs offered by the receiving college in light of the student’s educational goals

ACEN Address

Address:  
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Website: http://www.acenursing.us/candidates/candidacy.asp
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    Program Outcomes

    Undergraduate Program Outcomes

    1. Eighty percent of graduates will:
      • Express satisfaction with the program.
      • Pass national licensure exam the first time.
      • Be employed in role related professional practice within six months to one year.
    2. Seventy percent of graduates will:
      • Complete the program within one and one half times the length of the program.

    Licensure Exams First Time Pass Rates Link:

    https://www.csupueblo.edu/institutional-research/student-outcomes/licensure-exams.html

    BSN Program Completion Rate %

    Graduate Program Outcomes

    1. Eighty percent of graduates will:
      • Complete the program within one and one-half times the length of the program
      • Express satisfaction with the program
      • Pass national certification exam the first time
      • Be employed in role-related professional practice within six months to one year
    2. Eighty percent of employers’ will express satisfaction with graduates’ job performance.

    Licensure Exams First Time Pass Rates Link:

     https://www.csupueblo.edu/institutional-research/student-outcomes/licensure-exams.html

    DNP Program Completion Rate %

    MS Program Competion Rate %

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    Accreditation Status

    The Bachelor of Scince nursing program at  at the Colorado State University Pueblo, School of Nursing located in Pueblo, Colorado is accredited by the:

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 975-5000

     

     The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the BSN nursing program is Continuing Accreditation

    View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

     The Masters of Science Major Nursing program at  at the Colorado State University Pueblo, School of Nursing located in Pueblo, Colorado is accredited by the:

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 975-5000
     

     The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the MS Major Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation

    View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

     Effective 12/21/19, The Doctor of Nursing program at Colorado State University Pueblo, School of Nursing located in Pueblo, Colorado is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on 12/21/21.

    View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this candidate program at http://www.acenursing.us/candidates/candidacy.asp

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 975-5000
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    EXPECTED STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR BSN PROGRAMS

    At the completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

    • Demonstrate caring through advocacy for patients by providing compassionate care based on respect for patient’s preferences, values, and needs.
    • Collaborate effectively within health care team, to achieve safe, quality patient care in a variety of health care settings.
    • Use nursing judgment based on best current evidence to ensure optimal outcomes for patients and families.
    • Demonstrate professional identity, integrity, and leadership as the coordinator of patient care.
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    EXPECTED STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR MS PROGRAMS

    At the completion of the program, graduate will be able to:

    • Integrate evidence-based practice, ethical decision making and technology into advanced nursing practice.
    • Utilize interprofessional collaboration to provide safe, quality patient-centered care.
    • Explore quality improvement initiatives that affect delivery of advanced nursing practice and health care services.
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    EXPECTED STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES DNP PROGRAMS

    At the completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

    • Integrate evidence-based practice, ethical decision making and technology into advanced nursing practice
    • Conduct scholarly inquiry to influence health outcomes of individuals, aggregates and populations
    • Organize interprofessional collaboration to provide safe, quality patient-centered care.
    • Assume a leadership role in transforming health care systems, policies and standards of care

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

Student wearing face mask

The university's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy includes the COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption is filed.

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