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UST School of Nursing Receives CCNE Re-Accreditation

CCNE logoThe Odis and Carol Peavy School of Nursing was recently granted re-accreditation by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for its baccalaureate degree program in nursing at University of St. Thomas for 10 years, extending to Dec. 31, 2029.

The CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. The Commission ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing.

“I am so proud of the faculty, staff and students who helped us meet the high standards required to receive accreditation from CCNE for the next 10 years,” Dr. Poldi Tschirch, dean of the School of Nursing, said. “It is the SON vision that the Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing to be nationally recognized as an educational community that is an exemplar in the formation of nurses for holistic healing ministries in the 21st century healthcare environment.”

BSN to DNP Option Available

In addition to its BSN program that educates nurses intellectually, morally and spiritually in the art and science of nursing, the SON offers a Doctorof Nursing Practice program, which prepares nurses for leadership positions. This program is a fast track option of going from BSN to a DNP. The Program admits a cohort of 15 students per year and offers a variety of courses including intensives, online studies and hybrid courses. UST’s graduates have always been highly sought after for employment opportunities.

UST Launches ASBN Program in 2020

In 2020, the SON in partnership with Orbis Education, will offer a new Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) to help prepare a greater number of nurses for jobs in demand. Students will be able to leverage their non-nursing bachelor degrees to earn a BSN in as little as 12 months. The hybrid program will feature the University’s accredited holistic nursing curriculum in an interactive, e-learning platform supported by Orbis Education. Students will also hone their skills in a state-of-the-art simulation learning center that replicates a clinical setting and in a real-world environment through clinical rotations at top Houston-area hospitals.

To learn more about these programs, or to apply go to www.stthom.edu/nursing.