New Master of Science in Nursing Program Earns CCNE Accreditation

Signifies Highest Standard for Program Quality and Student Success

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University is pleased to announce its new Master of Science in Nursing program has received full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is a national accrediting body for baccalaureate and higher nursing education programs and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. CCNE evaluates nursing education programs for high quality, integrity, and successful program and student outcomes.  

“The process of accreditation is entirely voluntary and programs seek accreditation to demonstrate to the public that the nursing program is well designed, well managed, and provides a solid nursing education to its graduates,” says Dr. Deborah Clark, MSN Nurse Administrator at ECPI University. “The process takes about two years from application, which includes hosting an on-site visit, and waiting for the Board of Commissioner’s final determination.” 

ECPI University’s Master of Science in Nursing program encompasses two distinct and high-demand concentrations: Health Systems Leadership and Nursing Education. The concentrations are guided by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the National League for Nursing’s Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) competencies throughout the curriculum. 

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About ECPI University 

ECPI University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate's, baccalaureate, and master's degrees and diplomas. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. A private university founded in 1966, ECPI University has campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida, and offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services, continuing education, certification classes, and testing are also available.           

On campus or online, fields of study include: HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), BS to BSN, Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting,  Radiography, Sonography, Surgical Technology; TECHNOLOGY: Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Cyber and Network Security, Information Systems,  Software Development, Cloud Computing, Web Development, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Technology; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit


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Release Date:
Tuesday, June 20, 2017