The Division of Pre-licensure Nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University recently received official notice of its reaccreditation with the Indiana State Board of Nursing (ISBN). In order to enroll students, all Indiana nursing programs must be approved by the ISBN.
The reaccreditation process began with the IWU School of Nursing submitting a self-study report. Once the report was completed, a team from the ISBN visited the campus to tour facilities and meet with students, faculty and administrators. ISBN representatives reviewed all course materials, marketing materials, tests and meeting minutes while on campus. The team also toured clinical sites in the local area.
The process last occurred 20 years ago, but will recur every five years going forward. The IWU Division of Pre-licensure Nursing is one of 27 baccalaureate degree nursing programs that are accredited by the ISBN.
“We are thrilled to maintain our accreditation under the Indiana State Board of Nursing,” said Dr. Rob Dawson, associate dean of Pre-licensure Division, School of Nursing. “Full accreditation indicates excellent quality in nursing programs and allows for our program to continue to grow.”
IWU initiated baccalaureate nursing education in 1972. In addition to its ISBN accreditation, the Division of Pre-licensure Nursing also holds accreditation with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). More than 60 full-time and adjunct faculty members assist with coursework for 529 Pre-licensure Nursing students on the residential campus in Marion, Indiana.
For more information about IWU’s School of Nursing, click here.