Empowering healthcare leaders
The scope of nursing practice is changing significantly. The professional nurse uses theory and research-based knowledge to provide direct and indirect care to individuals, families, groups, and communities.
In the role of designer, manager, and coordinator of care, nurses collaborate with patients and interdisciplinary care teams. The School of Nursing offers an undergraduate program which leads to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a post-baccalaureate School Nurse Services Credential Program, a graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Nursing, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
A message regarding the School of Nursing Master's Program:
Due to a loss of accreditation, we regret to inform you that the School of Nursing will not admit any new students into our master’s degree program for fall 2019.
On June 5, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) announced its decision to withdraw accreditation from the master’s program as a result of the fall 2018 accreditation site visit. The loss of accreditation resulted from a shortfall in satisfying certain documentation requirements of the CCNE.
Please note, this does not affect any graduates of the master’s program, including those who were awarded degrees in May 2019, or any other programs within the School of Nursing.
As a school, we intend to fully address the concerns noted by the CCNE and anticipate the master’s program will regain accreditation in spring 2020, after a full review and site study is conducted by the CCNE in September 2019.
We remain committed to supporting our students throughout this process. As such, current students in the master’s program may choose to continue in the program, take a leave of absence or withdraw completely from the program.
To learn more about the options above or for more information on the accreditation
process, please visit our FAQ page.
For any other questions or concerns, students are encouraged to contact Dr. Sylvia Miller, chair of the School of Nursing, at email@example.com or 559.278.4788.
Dr. Sylvia Miller, Chair
School of Nursing
Dr. James Marshall, Interim Dean
College of Health and Human Services
The Bachelor in Science in Nursing degree program at California State University, Fresno is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at California State University, Fresno is currently seeking accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org) with a site visit scheduled for September 2019.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the California State University Northern California Consortium DNP (Consortium of CSU, Fresno and San Jose State University) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).