University of Evansville Dunigan Family School of Nursing Achieves Full Accreditation Status through Spring 2031

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EVANSVILLE, IND. (10/31/2023) The University of Evansville’s (UE) Dunigan Family School of Nursing has announced the recent achievement of full accreditation status from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) through Spring 2031. This accreditation signifies the school’s commitment to excellence in nursing education and its dedication to preparing students for successful careers in the field.

Notably, the ACEN Board of Commissioners, in their assessment of the school’s nursing program, identified a remarkable area of program strength. The Dunigan Family School of Nursing’s students benefit from a rich and diverse learning experience that encompasses educational activities exploring a wide range of cultures, ethnic differences, and societal distinctions.

One of the standout features contributing to this program’s strength is the unique opportunity for students to study abroad while pursuing their nursing education. By taking nursing courses in foreign countries, students broaden their horizons, gain a global perspective, and enhance their cultural competence. Importantly, they can achieve their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree within eight semesters, making this an exceptional and efficient pathway for aspiring nurses.

“We are thrilled to receive full accreditation status from ACEN, which underscores our unwavering commitment to excellence in nursing education,” said Dr. Jerrilee LaMar, Associate Professor and Nancy McFadin Mueller Chair in Nursing. “We are especially proud of our unique programs that offer students the chance to explore diverse cultures and international perspectives while working towards their BSN. This distinction reaffirms our mission to prepare our students for success in the field of nursing, both locally and globally.”