Campbell’s nursing program receives SACSCOC approval

BUIES CREEK — The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Campbell University received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to move forward with the accreditation process and enroll potential nursing students.

The SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the South. It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices for degree-granting institutions in 11 southeastern states. This approval enables the faculty and staff of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences to request New Applicant Status from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

“What exciting news!” said Dr. Nancy Duffy, director of Campbell’s nursing program. “The approval from SACSCOC was granted without a site visit, which speaks to the professionalism and level of commitment of the faculty, staff and leadership of Campbell. This process has been a team effort since the beginning.”

Duffy plans to apply for New Applicant Status in 2016 from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and anticipates an acceptable self-study report submitted in 2017 with a site visit from the survey team in the fall of 2017 or early spring of 2018. Duffy intends to pursue an aggressive timeline in securing accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. This process will begin in 2016.The first pre-nursing seminar will begin this fall.

About the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences: Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences is committed to preparing students to excel in the ever-expanding world of health care. In addition to the Doctor of Pharmacy program, the college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in clinical research and pharmaceutical sciences, a master’s degree in public health, and a professional degree in physician assistant practice. Most recently, the college seated its first class of Doctor of Physical Therapy students in January 2014 and will welcome its first cohort of pre-nursing students this fall.