College of Nursing | Washington State University


  • Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, and doctor of nursing practice programs at Washington State University College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Post Masters Certificate, and Master of Nursing programs are accredited through December 31, 2024. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is accredited through December 31, 2019.

Washington State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Most recently reaffirmed in 2011, WSU has been continuously accredited by its regional higher education authority since 1918.

To learn more about WSU and College of Nursing accreditation, visit the WSU accreditation website.

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Notice of Evaluation

November 27, 2013



The Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) will conduct an on-site evaluation of the WSU College of Nursing’s undergraduate, MN, and DNP degree programs from March 5-7, 2014. The College of Nursing fully endorses the CCNE policy requiring the accrediting institution to reach out to partners and colleagues to give them the opportunity to provide written feedback to the CCNE evaluation team. All feedback is confidential and only shared with CCNE.

You are invited to submit written and signed third-party comments to CCNE until February 5, 2014. Please direct all comments to:

Catherine Sneed

Accreditation Coordinator

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530

Washington, DC 20036



Patricia Butterfield, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dean & Professor
WSU College of Nursing

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