National Accreditations

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The University at Buffalo is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The UB School of Nursing Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Council on Accreditation (COA).

CCNE Accreditation

The Baccalaureate, Master's and DNP programs at the University at Buffalo School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The UB School of Nursing received full accreditation from the CCNE for the BS and MS programs through 2020 and DNP program through 2027.

About CCNE

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-887-6791
Fax: 202-887-8476

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (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 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 post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice will be the recognized standard for entry into advanced practice nursing in 2015.  Separate admission to the program will be offered at the post-baccalaureate and post-master's level.

COA Accreditation

The Nurse Anesthetist Program, School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, State University of New York is a three year, 123 credit program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthetist Programs (COA), 222 Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068, 847-665-1160. 

The program's next review by the COA is scheduled for Fall 2020.

  • Attrition rate for class graduating in May 2020: 0%
  • Employment of graduates within 6 months of graduation: 100%
  • NBCRNA NCE (certification examination) pass rate (5/15/20-7/1/20):
    • First time takers: 94.1%
    • First and second time takers: 94.1%
    • All takers: 100%

About the COA

*The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) accredits nurse anesthesia programs within the United States and Puerto Rico that award post-master's certificates, master's, or doctoral degrees, including programs offering distance education. Students accepted into accredited entry-level programs on or after January 1, 2022 must graduate with doctoral degrees.

*Information from the COA Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs

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