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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s bachelor and master’s degree programs in nursing recently received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

“This national accreditation demonstrates the achievement of HU nursing in serving the nursing profession, consumers, employers, higher education, as well as students and their families,” says Dr. Mark Crider, Executive Director and Professor of Nursing at Harrisburg University.    

“This accreditation informs the public at large that nursing education at HU is achieving national standards in fostering continuous improvement in our nursing programs, developing professional nursing practice, and thus improving health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.” 

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

“CCNE is the gold standard for nursing schools and provides a stamp of recognition that Harrisburg University’s nursing programs adhere to best practices and the highest standards for nurses practicing to their full scope of practice,” says Dr. Nancy Mimm, Assistant Professor, Population Health.  Mimm also leads the University’s Master of Science in Nursing. “Our programs are based upon the Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing recommendations and will provide students the knowledge not only to understand how and why we practice nursing in a specific way. but how would I apply it to promote the best possible health outcomes for individuals and populations that we serve.” 

CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency programs. 

Harrisburg University’s nursing programs include an online RN-to-BSN program and a master’s degree in nursing that has both online and hybrid learning options.   

The HU BSN program is an 18-month online program that builds on a student’s prior education and experience as a registered nurse with an associate degree or hospital diploma. The online program offers an interdisciplinary-centered education that utilizes experts in Genetics, Epidemiology, Ethics, and Informatics. 

The 36-semester hour Master of Science degree in Nursing consists of advanced training in evidence-based practices, quality improvement, process improvement, and best practices in nursing education. We have two tracks current nursing education and clinical nurse leader.  

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Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private nonprofit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields to a diverse student body. For more information on the University’s affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717.901.5146 or email,