Ashland University Nursing Program Recognized by Credentialing Center

Ashland University Nursing Program Recognized by Credentialing Center

2/17/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has met the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) certification eligibility requirements.

“This means that students completing the Ashland University FNP Doctor of Nursing Practice program have met the educational requirements to sit for the ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner certification examination, provided they meet ANCC's other eligibility requirements,” said Dr. Lisa Young, interim director of the DNP program. 

“We are proud to be recognized by ANCC for our commitment to continuous improvement in the nursing field and the highest quality continuing education for nurses,” said Dr. Faye Grund, dean of AU’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences. “The ANCC accreditation gives nurses assurance that by choosing Ashland University, they will receive the best nursing education available.”

ANCC Accreditation is a voluntary, peer review process intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of continuing nursing education, making it worthy of public confidence. Accrediting organizations, like ANCC, assess providers of continuing nursing education to ensure they meet rigorous global standards established by ANCC.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###

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