LSC nursing program granted accreditationLake Superior College has received formal notification from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., that LSC’s Professional Nursing program has been granted initial accreditation.
Lake Superior College has received formal notification from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., that LSC’s Professional Nursing program has been granted initial accreditation. The accreditation recognition is specifically for the professional nursing Associate of Applied Science degree. About 100 students graduate from LSC’s professional nursing program every year.
“The members of NLNAC’s evaluation team were very impressed with our faculty, our students, our facilities and our industry partnerships,” said Deb Amys, LSC’s director of nursing. “Our program has received excellent support from the college and the local health care community.”
According to Amys, recent changes in accreditation standards by the Minnesota Board of Nursing have required all nursing programs to obtain national accreditation by 2016.
LSC is one of 13 two-year colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) to receive this status.
“Our entire campus played a role in making this accreditation possible,” said Pam Elstad, dean of allied health and nursing. “We are proud to note that the accrediting agency identified our nursing faculty and our new Health and Science building as areas of strength for our program.”
Accreditation is an ongoing process with LSC’s next site visit scheduled for fall 2017.
The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission is nationally recognized as a specialized accrediting agency for programs in nursing education. It accredits all types of post-secondary and higher degree education nursing programs. For more information, visit http://www.nlnac.org.