Mid Michigan College was recently granted initial accreditation through the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA).
In preparation for the accreditation process, Mid completed a rigorous self-review process and welcomed NLN CNEA on-site program evaluators to campus in spring 2019. Mid’s associate degree nursing program was successfully granted full accreditation for a term of six years, through October 2025.
“Accreditation status is a measure of the highest quality and reflects the significant work of our nursing faculty and Dean Barb Wieszciecinski,” shared Dr. Jennifer Fager, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Mid Michigan College.
The NLN CNEA is nationally recognized by the US Department of Education, and is federally sanctioned to accredit nursing programs across the spectrum of higher education. Accreditation status ensures that an educational institution is providing a well-rounded, value-driven, high-quality, patient-centered, and culturally-sensitive nursing education to students.
“Accreditation helps us maintain our focus on continually improving and ensuring that what we offer to students is current and addresses the needs of local employers,” observed Dean Barb Wieszciecinski.
Mid’s Nursing Program has a rich history beginning in 1969 with a graduating class of 21 nurses through today with over 3,500 nursing degrees awarded. Students are able to enter the nursing program on both the Harrison and Mt. Pleasant campuses, which both feature state-of-the-art skills labs and experienced instructors. Plus, Mid has partnered with ten four-year institutions to offer RN-to-BSN transfer pathways so students can pursue higher degrees either concurrently while completing or after completing their associate degrees.
For further information about NLN CNEA accreditation or how to apply to serve the NLN CNEA as a site evaluator, please contact Dr. Halstead at email@example.com, or visit nln.org.
Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its more than 40,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations.