Submitted by South Puget Sound Community College

The South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) Associate in Nursing degree program was recently granted initial accreditation through the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) Board of Commissioners.

Gaining national accreditation, a requirement for all Nursing programs in Washington State, creates more clinical and educational opportunities for students in the SPSCC program.

“Agencies that partner with us already know that our program does a wonderful job of graduating students ready to begin practice as a nurse,” said Marriya Wright, Dean of Allied Health & Nursing at SPSCC. “A national accreditation confirms that our program’s curriculum is up to date on current trends and advancements in nursing and healthcare, enhancing the overall care provided by our nursing graduates.”

Wright joined the program in 2019 with a few major goals: re-gain national accreditation and move the program forward.

“This is a team effort that we couldn’t have accomplished without the support received from executive team, student services, library, budget, and Nursing faculty,” said Wright.

Looking forward, the program will continue to grow in areas of innovation, technology, and capacity to graduate more nurses into the community. The program looks forward to a new home and simulation lab space in the Dr. Angela Bowen Center for Health Education, a building acquired by the college in 2019.

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