Program accreditation is one of the most important criteria that a college or university can achieve since it affirms that the university is meeting or exceeding the standards of excellence and quality. During the spring 2013 semester, the Misericordia’s nursing program was visited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) to assess that it was providing quality nursing education to students.
After submission of an extensive self-study report to CCNE headquarters in Washington and the site evaluation in March on campus, MIsericordia’s nursing program has been notified that they received accreditation status for 10 years or until March 2023. The nursing program was successful in meeting all four standards set by the commission. The Misericordia Nursing program provides quality nursing education to their student population which is consistent with the mission of the university.
The (baccalaureate and master’s programs) at Misericordia University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE Website
NURSING GRADUATES FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW
EXCEED NATIONAL AND STATE PASS RATES
FOR RN LICENSING EXAMINATION
Misericordia University nursing program graduates once again have exceeded the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) average pass rates at the state and national levels for first –time test-takers between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013.
Misericordia University’s graduates achieved a 98.08% NCLEX pass rate. The average national pass rate year to date for full time students is 84.29% and the average pass rate in Pennsylvania is 86.22%. According to Dr. Cynthia Mailloux, Professor and Chairperson of the Nursing Department, as of October 2010 the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing requires nursing education programs to maintain a minimum pass rate of 80% for the national licensure examination.
Dr. Mailloux credits the curriculum, students, and the faculty members for the strong pass rates over the past few years. The curriculum, clinical experiences and a state of the art nursing Erwine Lab and Simulation Center provide our students with the experiences they need for successful passing of the licensure examination and transition into professional practice.
Misericordia University’s nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Misericordia University is dedicated to interprofessional education (IPE), and participates in activities with a variety of disciplines. The curriculum thread of IPE exposes nursing students to a collaborative team approach while administering patient care. It instills in students a sense of respect for the contribution of all professions.
Misericordia participates in the Northeast/Central Interprofessional Education Coalition (NEC/IPEC) which consists of faculty members from 11 different colleges and universities in the region whose goal is to introduce interprofessional experience to all healthcare students. This coalition conducts an IPE summit annually, which involves students from 17 different disciplines across three regional campuses. Vignettes are presented and discussed from an interdisciplinary prospective in small break out groups. The NECPA IPEC is also dedicated to faculty development and scholarship. For more information, go to www.necpaipec.com.
Misericordia Department of Nursing received the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Innovation in Professional Nursing Education Award for Small Schools at the October 2012 AACN semi-annual meeting in Washington DC. This award recognizes the outstanding work of this program to re-envision traditional models for nursing education and lead programmatic change.
The Nursing Department at Misericordia University is part of the College of Health Sciences .
We offer programs for beginning undergraduates; diploma or associate’s degree graduates with an R.N. license; second degree students; graduate students interested in advanced practice, and those who already have a master’s degree in nursing who are interested in post-master’s certification. The degree programs lead to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) and/or the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.).
Click on the above RN to BSN video
Click on the above part-time accelerated evening nursing video
Click on headings and/or blue links below for more information
| Undergraduate Nursing Programs |
Outcomes; Selection, Advancement and Graduation Criteria; Admission Requirements; State Board Requirements; Special Expenses; Transfer Students
|Traditional Undergraduate Program|
(the links below will direct you to the program descriptions on the online university catalog.)
|Graduate Nursing Program |
(click on links below for curriculum information)
|CHS Clinical Education Policies |
(updated January 2013)
Misericordia University's Nursing Department received accreditation for 10 years from the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE). After a self-study report and a site visit the Nursing Department received accreditation with no recommendations! This accreditation will be in effect until 2013. All of our programs are approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.