November 30, 2021

The Mayville State University Division of Nursing received notification on Nov. 12, 2021 that its Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program has been granted accreditation for the full five years allowed by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE review team, which conducted a virtual evaluation of the program in February of 2021, found compliance with all four of the CCNE accreditation standards. The action to grant accreditation was taken at the October 2021 meeting of the CCNE Board of Commissioners. 

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. The RN-to-BSN program at Mayville State University has been accredited by CCNE since 2016 with its first graduating cohort, and now the MSN program, joining the ranks of accredited nursing programs, is accredited with its first graduate anticipated in December 2021.

The MSN nursing program includes two tracks. The Nursing Leadership and Management (NLM) track prepares the BSN nurse for advanced nursing practice in nursing leadership and management, while the Nurse Educator (NED) track focuses on the nurse educator in academic and practice settings.

The Division of Nursing at Mayville State University applied for and was awarded a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant for which students in the MSN Nurse Educator track may be eligible. HRSA’s goal is to increase the number of nursing faculty by providing funding to accredited schools of nursing. The funding is offered in the form of loans to students enrolled in advanced education nursing degree programs who are committed to becoming nurse faculty. Applications for January 2022 MSN admissions are currently being accepted. See more information at: