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Appalachian State leads the charge in educating the next generation of nurse professionals. Ranked among the best in the nation with programs accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the App State Department of Nursing offers online and on-campus degree programs at the bachelor's and master's levels.

Through nationally recognized faculty, innovative research and evidence-based practice, the App State Nursing Department prepares nurse leaders to meet the world's ever-evolving health care needs.


CCNE Accreditation Review and Request for Third-Party Comments

Dear Appalachian State University Dept. of Nursing Community:

The Department of Nursing at Appalachian State University will host an accreditation visit by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) from March 20 - 22, 2023. CCNE will be conducting an on-site evaluation of the BSN (prelicensure and RN to BSN) and MSN in Nursing Education programs. 
In accordance with CCNE procedures, the Commission provides an opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning our programs' qualifications for accreditation. 
We invite you to submit comments to CCNE at 
Comments must be received by CCNE by February 27. 2023, 21 days prior to the first day of the on-site evaluation.  Thank you for your interest in and support of the Department of Nursing. If you have any questions regarding the third-party comment process or any aspect of the accreditation process, please contact Priya Lorenzen at or at (202) 887-6791 ext. 276.


Kathleen M. Rayman, PhD, RN
(she/ her/ hers)
Professor and Chair of Nursing
The Department of Nursing
Beaver College of Health Sciences
ASU Box 32151
Boone, NC  28608-2151
Telephone: 828 262-7460
Fax: 828 262-8066