WESTERVILLE, Ohio (PRWEB) May 29, 2013
Hondros College formally announced today it has been awarded programmatic accreditation status by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for its online RN-to-BSN degree program offered through the Westerville, Ohio, main campus. Hondros College received a five-year grant of programmatic accreditation, the maximum duration for a grant of initial accreditation.
Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency that contributes to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE is a voluntary, self-regulatory organization that serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices.
“To further our mission, Hondros College sought voluntary CCNE accreditation for the RN-to-BSN program as an additional measurement of excellence that conveys our commitment of offering high-quality education to our nursing students,” said Linda Hondros, President of Hondros College. “We take pride in our academic standards, students and the communities in which we work and live.”
CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continual growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs. The accreditation is based on an intensive review of how the college implemented the American Association of Colleges of Nursing guidelines for baccalaureate nursing programs. Hondros College met all four standards upon the first survey visit from CCNE including: mission and governance; institutional commitment and resources; curriculum and teaching/learning practices; and program effectiveness.
“We are very proud that CCNE recognized the quality of our nursing education programs by granting programmatic accreditation of the RN-to-BSN program,” said Carol Hrusovsky, MSN/ED, BSN, RN, Associate Dean, online programs. “As healthcare is reformed, the nursing field is experiencing increased responsibility and accountability causing health systems and hospitals to hire professionals with more education to deliver the highest level of care. Providing more BSNs reinforces our commitment to our hospital and health system partners as well as the needs of the communities we serve.”
Introduced in 2011, Hondros’ RN-to-BSN program was created to meet the growing need for bachelor’s-degree-prepared registered nurses who can provide advanced levels of care in diverse settings. The program is designed to accommodate working RNs who aspire to further their education as full- or part-time students. Registered nurses are able to enroll on a quarterly basis, providing the flexibility to further their education at their convenience.
The Hondros College RN-to-BSN program consists of 185 credit hours. Full-time students can complete the curriculum in as little as 12 months. Opportunities are available for part-time students. Enrollment is now open for the summer 2013 quarter. Classes begin July 8, 2013, with no waitlist for qualified candidates.
For more information or to sign up for classes, please visit Hondros.edu or call 1-888-HONDROS.
About Hondros College
For more than 40 years, Columbus (Westerville) Ohio-based Hondros College has been educating individuals who want to improve their lives by entering new careers that offer stability, flexibility, independence and financial reward. In 2007, Hondros College began offering nursing programs to further its mission. Nursing students can earn a Practical Nursing Diploma and an Associate Degree in Nursing to become an RN at one of four Ohio campuses located in Columbus (Westerville), Dayton (Fairborn), Cincinnati (Westerville), and Cleveland (Independence). In addition, the online RN-to-BSN program is approved and offered through the Columbus (Westerville) main campus. “Like” Hondros College - Nursing Programs on Facebook at Facebook.com/HondrosCollegeNursingPrograms and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/hondrosnursing. Consumer information for Nursing Programs is available at nursing.hondros.edu. Hondros College cannot guarantee employment or salary.