NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

NCCC Registered Nursing Program receives national accreditation

August 20, 2018

SUNY Distinguished Professor, Dr. Julie Woodworth with NCCC RN student in nursing lab.

SUNY Distinguished Professor, Dr. Julie Woodworth with NCCC RN student in nursing lab.

The Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Registered Nursing Program is pleased to announce that they have been granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). They received a full eight year award, with the next scheduled evaluation in the spring of 2026. Diane Roth, the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for Nursing and Allied Health notes, "The faculty and staff have put forth outstanding efforts in working together to ensure a successful self-study report and on-site accreditation visit. This continuing accreditation award confirms that the nursing program at NCCC is dedicated to excellence in nursing education."

The Registered Nursing program at NCCC was established in 1965, and has been accredited by the ACEN since 1976. This 68 credit-hour program is also recognized by the State Education Department. Gail Tylec, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs states, "The Niagara County Community College Registered Nursing Program has been a long standing gem of the county. The accreditation by the ACEN reinforces the fact that the quality of graduates from our program is exemplary. We are extremely proud of the commitment to excellence exhibited by our nursing faculty."

With the guidance of exceptional staff, including SUNY Distinguished Professor, Dr. Julie Woodworth, students leave the NCCC RN program prepared for success in the field. Graduates of the program are eligible to start their nursing career upon completion of the licensing examination, or continue to a B.S. in nursing and further education.

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