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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 16, 2012

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing Program Receives Highest Accreditation

The Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing is pleased to announce its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has received accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

NLNAC accreditation provides for the maintenance and enhancement of educational quality and program improvement, and contributes to the centrality of nursing for the public good.

The post-Masters DNP program was launched at the College in 2009 and is designed for nurses to receive doctoral level preparation in keeping with the changing trends in healthcare and education. The DNP curriculum features specialization for the advanced practice nurse.

“We are very pleased to have earned this initial accreditation our DNP graduate program,” said Patti Stockert, RN, PhD, President of the College of Nursing. “This accreditation shows that the DNP program meets national quality standards established by NLNAC and acknowledges the hard work of our faculty, staff, and students in attaining this status.”

The Saint Francis College of Nursing awarded degrees to its first three DNP graduates this spring.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Shelli Dankoff / Senior Media Relations Specialist
(309) 655-3897