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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
CCNE Accreditation: Mission Accomplished

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

Interprofessional Education

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

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.

SimMan and Nursing Students Nurse Practitioner

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.).


View our full-time undergraduate nursing program video

View our RN to BSN video

View our part-time accelerated evening nursing video

View our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) video

View our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) video

Click on headings and/or blue links below for more information

Nursing Major

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 May 2014)

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 2024.  All of our programs are approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.