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APUS's RN to B.S. in Nursing Degree Program Accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Charles Town, WV – Oct. 22, 2012American Public University System (APUS) today announced that its Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Nursing has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. The program, launched in January 2011, is designed to meet the professional development needs of nurses who hold an associate degree in nursing and an active Registered Nurse (RN) license.

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, CCNE is an autonomous, national accrediting agency which ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by, and improvement of, collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs. CCNE accreditation is a nongovernmental peer review process that operates in accordance with nationally recognized standards established for the practice of accreditation in the US.

“We are extremely pleased to have our RN to BSN program recognized by CCNE, which is a testament to our ongoing commitment to offer quality, career-relevant programs for today’s working professionals,” said APUS Program Director Elaine Keavney, RN, MSN. “Our program is designed to help open new doors for registered nurses and broaden such professional options as management, education, and public and community health.”

The program, offered by American Public University and American Military University, focuses on three primary nursing roles – practitioner, scientist and leader.  Students are required to complete a capstone seminar course designed to integrate knowledge and apply professional skills to improve the quality of health in the workplace. For additional information, visit