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The School of Nursing supports the mission of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley through programs that educate individuals to meet the health care needs of a culturally diverse society. These programs facilitate the development of competent practitioners, educators and leaders within an interprofessional environment, to provide holistic nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities. Integral to the mission, the School of Nursing is committed to fostering research that enhances evidence-based practice and service within the profession. Furthermore, community engagement that enriches health promotion, maintenance, and restoration is highly valued.
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Public Notice - CCNE Accreditation Visit for UTRGV Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

Public Notice - CCNE Accreditation Visit for UTRGV Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

UTRGV School of Nursing is pleased to announce an upcoming site evaluation visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) from March 4th to March 6th, 2024 as part of the accreditation process for our new Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

We invite all interested parties to provide written comments regarding the program’s qualifications for accreditation. In accordance with CCNE's procedures, comments will be accepted until February 12th, 2024. Please note that all comments must be submitted in English.

Please submit your comments via email to thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org or mail to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Your feedback is crucial in ensuring the quality and integrity of the nursing education at UTRGV. We appreciate your participation in this important process.

For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CCNE website at https://www.aacnnursing.org/ccne-accreditation.

UTRGV now offering Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

The program, which launched in Fall 2022 with this first cohort, is accepting applications for next year. It is open to students who currently hold a Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) degree and an RN or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) license. The 45 credit hours will be delivered online and can be completed within 2.5 years.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation

The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Master’s Degree in Nursing, and the Post-Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Programs at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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