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Maria College Earns Advanced Nursing Accreditation


RN Baccalaureate Completion Program Recognized by NLNAC

Maria College recently learned that its RN Baccalaureate Completion Program has earned accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). NLNAC’s Board of Commissioners granted accreditation based on a self-study report, the college catalog, a site visitors’ report and a recommendation for accreditation proposed by program evaluators and an evaluation review panel.

“This is a gigantic milestone for Maria College, and one that signifies national confirmation of our excellent educational program,” said Dr. Lea Johnson, President of Maria. “This is truly our time to shine.”

The focus of Maria’s RN Baccalaureate Completion Program is to educate nurses who utilize evidence for practice decisions throughout a variety of health care settings and who have knowledge of contemporary issues shaping nursing and health care.  The mission of all of Maria’s nursing programs is to promote lifelong learning through education reflective of the Judeo-Christian tradition and the ideals of the Sisters of Mercy.  Individuals from diverse backgrounds are educated though rigorous academic programs offered in a supportive environment that fosters the transformation of learned skills into a caring nursing practice.