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NLNAC Recommends Full Reaccreditation for Keanís Nursing Programs

UNION, NJ - The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) site visitors assessed the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs within the School of Nursing in late October, and will recommend full reaccreditation - eight years - for both programs.

"The faculty and students thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to support the School of Nursing by meeting with the site visitors and providing information that demonstrates Kean's support for the School," said Dr. Minnie Campbell, executive director of the School of Nursing at Kean. "The contribution of the Kean community was a key asset to our reaccreditation efforts."

According to Campbell, the site visitors were extremely impressed with the programs, faculty and students, as well as the quality of clinical work performed by Kean students. The visitors mentioned the strength of the programs' emphasis on cultural care and the rich diversity of the student population. The school is now planning to develop the Center for Nursing Research, update its Master of Science in Nursing curriculum and develop a doctoral program, so that Keanís nursing programs can continue to prepare professional nurses for practice and leadership.

"We are very proud of our nursing programs and strive to make sure that they are current, address the standards of care and meet the needs of New Jerseyís diverse population," Campbell said. "We are also proud of the productivity of the faculty and the role modeling, mentoring and support for development that they provide our students. Finally, we are most proud of our students - current and alumni - who consistently demonstrate their dedication to professional achievement. Kean Nursing students and graduates may be found throughout the state, providing excellent direct patient care and/or providing superb leadership in health care services and nursing education."

For further information, please contact Tom McLaughlin in the Office of Media & Publications at Kean University, at 908-737-0589 or via e-mail at