Approved by the State Board of Nursing in 1973, EMU's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program has had continuous professional accreditation since 1978. The BSN and MSN programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Our most recent reaccreditation took place in Spring, 2012 and extends our programs' CCNE accreditation through December, 2022.

Accreditation ensures that a nursing baccalaureate or master's program:

  • Gives faculty and students a role in shaping the program's mission and goals.
  • Operates in the interest of the community, and according to professional nursing standards.
  • Fosters student success through its faculty and learning environment.
  • Collects and uses data to evaluate its own performance and spur continuous improvement.

"The (baccalaureate degree in nursing/masters's degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and/or post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Eastern Michigan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. (  


The BSN program at EMU School of Nursing prepares you to take the NCLEX-RN exam in the State of Michigan.  Our MSN and DNP programs meet standards for certification.  Applicants who want to practice in other states should be aware that requirements will vary from each state.  The NCSBN website has a link to every state board of nursing where individual state requirements can be found; website.

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