Bluffton University BSN program earns accreditation

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University’s nursing program is now accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, which granted the program five-year accreditation status after a virtual site visit, the university announced via press release Thursday.

The dual-degree nursing program allows students to earn their associate degree in nursing from Rhodes State before finishing their bachelor’s degree in nursing at Bluffton University. The first group of traditional BSN undergraduates finished the program last May.

Dr. Sherri Winegardner, director and professor of nursing at Bluffton, said in a press release Thursday that the accreditation “is a testament to the quality of the nursing education program that we offer at Bluffton University.

“Students attending our program can be assured that they are participating in an educational program that is engaging in effective and quality academic practices relative to nursing education,” she said.