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University of Central Missouri
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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4640
Fax: 660-543-4943


UCM Department of Nursing Attains Continued CCNE Accreditation

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (June 14, 2017) – The University of Central Missouri Department of Nursing recently was notified by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education of the continued accreditation of the Department of Nursing undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

UCM’s nursing programs received the re-accreditation for a 10-year period ending June 30, 2027.

A written self-study that addressed how the UCM program addressed accreditation standards was submitted to CCNE six week prior to a site visit by the accreditation team. The site visit team spent two and one-half days meeting with the department and university staff, including the university president, provost, dean, department level faculty, nursing students, and representatives of the clinical agencies where students complete clinical practicums.

The site visit also included a review of facilities and support services on the Warrensburg and UCM-Lee’s Summit campuses and several of the clinical agencies.

“The CCNE, a national autonomous accrediting agency, contributes to the improvement of the public's health by ensuring the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing,” said Julie Clawson, chair of the UCM Department of Nursing. “By going through this process with the university, the College of Health, Science and Technology, and our clinical support partners, UCM’s nursing faculty, staff and students demonstrate a professional commitment to continuous growth and improvement for student learning that transforms into quality nursing care needed for the public we serve.”

The UCM Department of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing that includes a pre-licensure option for students who have not received a nursing degree and an online RN-BS option for those who have a two-year nursing degree, as well as an online Master of Science Degree in Nursing with options for nurse educators and family nurse practitioners.

For more information about nursing programs at UCM, visit, or contact the Department of Nursing at 660-543-4775.