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B-CU's School of Nursing Granted Reaccreditation

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Today, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) announced the School of Nursing has been granted reaccreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).  

The University received formal notification of the action taken by the NLNAC at its meeting in June. The Board of Commissioners granted the baccalaureate nursing program continuing accreditation and scheduled the next evaluation visit for Spring 2018.

"We are very excited that B-CU's nursing program has been granted reaccreditation for another eight years. B-CU takes great pride in maintaining high standards of academic excellence in training students to become nursing professionals,” noted B-CU President Trudie Kibbe Reed. "Congratulations to our dedicated faculty and talented students.”

The NLNAC deliberations centered on a self-study report, school catalog, site visitors' report and recommendation for accreditation proposed by the program evaluators and evaluation review panel.

"Achieving reaccreditation is a testament to the quality of instruction and support that Bethune-Cookman University provides our students.  Our program, which has been continually growing along with the national demand for quality professional nurses, is a source of pride to the entire university community,” said Dr. Paula Pritchard, dean of the School of Nursing. "Our graduates have moved on to experience gratifying and challenging professional careers in a wide variety of medical settings.”

Highlights of the B-CU School of Nursing include:

  • Coursework involves nursing students in classroom and clinical learning experiences in area hospitals, long-term care facilities, home-health care, hospice, the health department, early childhood facilities, restorative, rehabilitative and mental health agencies, and many other community-based settings.
  • State-of-the-art teaching facility that has allowed the School of Nursing to double its enrollment while providing its students and faculty with the latest in technology-equipped classrooms and a cutting-edge simulation labs for real-life learning. 
  • The Odessa Chambliss Wellness Center – a nurse-managed community clinic setting which provides centralized teaching facilities, hands-on educational opportunities for students and faculty research opportunities. 

The B-CU School of Nursing graduated its largest class in 2010 and will be formally launching its RN to BSN program this fall.

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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