Accreditation Information & Outcomes
Onsite Accreditation Visit: Invite for Comments
The Hope College Department of Nursing will host an on-site accreditation visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) October 3–5, 2018.
As part of the CCNE accreditation process, there is opportunity for interested third parties to share comments concerning the program’s qualifications for accreditation with CCNE. Those qualifications are defined by CCNE and are explained by the four CCNE standards: mission/governance, institutional commitment/resources, curriculum/teaching-learning practices and program effectiveness. Third party comments should address one of the four previously listed standards. The comments are to be written and signed and sent directly to CCNE on or before September 12, 2018.
Comments are to be directed to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K. Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, D.C. 20001
Submitted comments are considered confidential by CCNE and will be shared only with the evaluation team. Thank you for your commitment to continued improvement for the Hope College Nursing Department.
The Hope College Nursing Program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing (P.O. Box 30018, Lansing, MI 48909). It is approved by the Illinois Board of Nursing (100 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL, 60601) to utilize in collaboration with the Chicago Semester Internship Program the facilities of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.
The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing at Hope College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
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The Hope College B.S.N. program meets the requirements for licensure in the State of Michigan. Students seeking licensure in other states are responsible to verify existence of special requirements for that particular state.
Upon completion of the program, the Hope College Department of Nursing graduate will:
- Provide value-based nursing care within the context of the Christian faith
- Engage in the roles of the professional nurse to promote the optimal health of persons across the lifespan
- Practice evidence-based professional nursing care using critical thinking to provide safe, quality patient care
- Utilize the nursing process to provide complex, multi-dimensional, holistic care
- Engage in effective intraprofessional and interprofessional communication and collaboration to advocate for the optimal health of persons
- Assume accountability for planning and/or providing community-based nursing care for individuals, families, groups, communities or populations
- Provide culturally competent care for individuals, families, groups, communities or populations
- Engage in continuous professional development through advanced education and/or activities of lifelong learning
- 100% of graduates who seek Registered Nurse positions will be employed within one year of graduation
- 87% of graduates will pass NCLEX state board examinations the first time they take the exam
- 100% of graduates and graduate employers will express satisfaction with the knowledge and abilities of graduates
- 90% of students who are admitted into the nursing program will graduate with a BSN degree
- 100% of Hope College Department of Nursing faculty will engage in excellent teaching, sustained professional development through scholarship, and service
- 20% of graduates will pursue graduate education within three years of graduation
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