UH Hilo baccalaureate nursing program receives reaccreditation

One reviewer described the curriculum alignment with American Nurses Association standards as the best they had reviewed.

The bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has received reaccreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Kay Daub
Kay Daub

“A full eight-year accreditation for our nursing school is a wonderful accomplishment,” says Kay Daub, director of the School of Nursing. “I’m especially pleased that we were commended for our value in the educational pipeline with the expansion of our RN to BSN program.”

The announcement follows last October’s site visit when a review team met with the school’s administrators, students, hospital staff, faculty and community members. Daub said the team was impressed by the students and overwhelmed by the support of the advisory board and UH Hilo administration.

Daub applauded the faculty‘s work on the rigorous self-study report, which led one reviewer to describe the curriculum alignment with American Nurses Association standards as the best they had reviewed.

The accreditation process provides for the maintenance and enhancement of educational quality through continuous self-assessment, planning, and improvement. The next review is scheduled for 2023.

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