CCNE Accreditation – 3rd Party Comments


February 12, 2020

The School of Nursing at the University of Delaware will host an accreditation visit by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on April 13 through April 15, 2020. CCNE will be conducting an on-site evaluation of our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties (students, faculty, alumni, community members, clinical agencies and other interested parties) to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning our programs’ qualifications for accreditation. Third-party comments must relate to the Standards of Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs. 

Please submit your confidential signed comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third Party Comments
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Or you may submit comments online at:

Comments must be received no later than March 22, 2020, 21 days before the first day of the site visit.

All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE’s policy on Conduct of Business in English. Only signed comments will be accepted by CCNE.

CCNE shares third party comments with members of the evaluation team prior to the visit, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program. During review of the program, the evaluators consider third party comments, if any, that are related to the accreditation standards.



Kathleen Schell, PhD, RN
Interim Senior Associate Dean of Nursing