February 12, 2021

Orvis School of Nursing has scheduled an accreditation review for its programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for April 12-14, 2021.  CCNE is an autonomous accrediting body within the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) that contributes to the public’s health by ensuring quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing.  The OSN baccalaureate programs received their last full accreditation from CCNE in 2011 and are being reviewed in April 2021.  The MSN, post-graduate certificate, and DNP programs received their last full accreditation in 2017 and will be reviewed in April 2021.

CCNE provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit written, third-party comments concerning all the programs’ qualifications for accreditation.  All third-party comments must be written in English in accordance with CCNE’s policy on Conduct of Business in English.  They must also be signed; CCNE will only accept signed comments.  Comments must be submitted no later March 22, 2021 which is 21 days prior to the visit. 

If you would like to submit a third party comment for one of the OSN programs under review, please submit to

If you prefer, mail comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington DC 20001