Nursing Program Receives Reaccreditation

Published: August 24, 2018

College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Nursing program has received reaccreditation, for the next eight years, through the Accreditation Commission of Education in Nursing (ACEN)!

Faculty and staff have been working on the reaccreditation process for the past 14 months, completing multiple reports focusing on standards used to deliver instruction to students — ACEN members also made a site visit. The accreditation body reviewed funding and support the Nursing program receives from CWI’s administration. Accreditation is crucial to maintaining the program at the College.

“I feel really honored to work with the group of people I work with, they are highly professional, and they really do what is best for nursing as a profession, and our students,” said Allison Baker, Nursing Department Chair. “I love the community college atmosphere!”

CWI’s Nursing program is incredibly effective, the students get a tremendous amount of personal attention, and 97 percent of students pass the state board exam for nursing on their first attempt. The majority of students continue their education at a four-year institution to receive a bachelor’s degree, but are qualified to work as a registered nurse.

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