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Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies

Graduate Nursing & Physician Assistant Studies Accreditation

The Master of Science Programs with a major in Nursing are accredited by the New York State Board of Regents.

The master's degree program in nursing at Hofstra University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

For more information about types of nursing program accreditation, please visit http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/agencies.aspx.

Dean's statement on Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Third-Party Comments

July 31, 2017 - 3:30pm

RE: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Third-Party Comments

Dear Colleagues and Constituents:

Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistants Studies is hosting a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on-site evaluation for our initial accreditation of the Master of Science (MS) with a major in Nursing  degree on October 4, 5 and 6, 2017.  The MS degree includes three Advanced Practice Registered Nurse tracks:  family nurse practitioner, adult gerontology-acute care nurse practitioner, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.  In accordance with CCNE accreditation procedures, I am extending the opportunity for colleagues, program constituents, and interested parties to submit comments concerning the MS degree with a major in Nursing and its qualifications for accreditation.

As required by CCNE procedures, third-party comments will be received by CCNE until 21 days before the scheduled on-site evaluation.  Therefore, the deadline to submit third-party comments is September 13, 2017.

Please submit your comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Attn: Third-Party Comments
1 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036



CCNE requires that all third-party comments be written in English and comments are shared only with the members of the evaluation team prior to their on-site evaluation.  At no time during the review process are these comments shared with Graduate Nursing Program, the CCNE Accreditation Review Committee, or the CCNE Board.  This invitation is to inform you of the opportunity to participate in this very important process for the Graduate Nursing Program concerning our initial accreditation.

Thank you for your participation in this important process.



Kathleen Gallo, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Email: Kathleen.Gallo[at]hofstra.edu