April 28, 2008
Webster University’s Nursing Programs Receive National Accreditation
Webster University’s Department of Nursing proudly announces the receipt of accreditation for both the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
The Nursing Department of Webster University’s College of Arts and Sciences provides registered nurses with opportunities for baccalaureate degree completion and graduate study in a liberal arts setting. The BSN and MSN programs are offered at the Webster Groves home campus and the Kansas City Metropolitan Campus.
NLNAC is the national accrediting body for nursing education programs. The NLNAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accrediting body for all types of nursing education programs.
NLNAC supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by the functions of accreditation. Accreditation is a voluntary, self-regulatory process by which non-governmental associations recognize educational institutions or programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality. Accreditation also assists in the further improvement of the institutions or programs as related to resources invested, processes followed, and results achieved. The monitoring of certificate, diploma, and degree offerings is tied closely to state examination and licensing rules, and to the oversight of preparation for work in the profession.
Webster University (www.webster.edu) is an international, multi-campus university, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo. Founded in 1915 as a small private college, Webster now offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges in 108 domestic and international campus locations. The student population of more than 21,000 ranges in age from traditional college-age students to adult learners and represents 150 nationalities. The university is committed to excellence in teaching, to joining theory and practice, to small class sizes and to educating students to be lifelong learners, fully prepared to participate in an increasingly international society.