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Regent University’s Master of Science in Nursing Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (October 23, 2020) – Today, Regent University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the premier accrediting agency for baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing.

“The Regent University School of Nursing will serve as a leading center for excellent, innovative nursing education,” said Regent’s founder, chancellor and CEO, Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson. “We are delighted to receive this prestigious accreditation that underscores our deep commitment to high-quality nursing education.”

CCNE is a nationally recognized accreditation agency, acknowledged by the United States Secretary of Education, and serves as the official accreditation arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Dr. Mary Jane Hanson, Chair of the Board of Commissioners at CCNE, applauded Regent for achieving this exemplary accreditation. “The Commissioners join me in expressing our very best wishes as you continue to promote excellence in nursing education.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 19 percent employment growth in healthcare by 2024. One million total new nursing jobs in the United States are also anticipated, with a projected 32,000 job openings in the Commonwealth of Virginia by 2030.

“The critical roles of nursing leaders and healthcare professionals are expanding,” said Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño, executive vice president for Academic Affairs. “Regent University is educating and training nursing professionals and healthcare leaders at the highest levels of quality to lead in medical fields in the United States and around the world.”

Regent University’s School of Nursing immerses students in state-of-the-art holistic care training while providing hands-on, practical application to lead and serve with excellence in healthcare organizations.

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Founded in 1977, Regent University has more than 11,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from a Christian perspective in 135+ areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare and psychology. Regent University, ranked among top national universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2020), is one of only 23 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.

The baccalaureate and master’s-level degree programs in nursing at Regent University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.