2009
Benedictine soliciting public comments prior to visit from accreditation group

Benedictine soliciting public comments prior to visit from accreditation group
November 11, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Benedictine University is seeking comments from the public about the University’s Master’s of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program in preparation for an evaluation of the program by a national accrediting agency. The M.S.N. program will undergo a comprehensive evaluation February 15-17, 2010 during a visit by a team of reviewers representing the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education that contributes to the improvement of the public’s health by ensuring the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing. Written third-party comments about Benedictine’s M.S.N. program can be accepted by the CCNE until 30 days before the scheduled visit. Written comments can be submitted to: Amanda Brownbridge, Accreditation Assistant Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education One DuPont Circle, NW Suite 530 Washington, D.C., 20036-1230

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.