Director of the School of Nursing Chris Smith

From bachelor’s to doctoral degrees, all programs of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing just earned a 10-year accreditation by the national Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


The accreditation—which includes bachelor’s, master’s and doctor of nursing practice degree programs—was granted by the CCNE Board of Commissioners in May and is effective through June 30, 2030.


The CCNE Board found that UTC Nursing met all four accreditation standards. Three involve program quality: assessing mission and governance; institutional commitment and resources; and curriculum and teaching-learning practices. The fourth standard, program effectiveness, involves assessment and achievement of program outcomes. The Board also found no compliance concerns. 


“The School of Nursing wishes to thank all of our students, faculty, staff and community partners who participated in this very important review of our programs,” said Chris Smith, director of the School of Nursing and UTC chief health affairs officer. “This accreditation ensures all current and future students that the UTC School of Nursing’s programs adhere to the highest standards delivering a quality program.”

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