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LHU nursing program granted continuing accreditation status

The Lock Haven University RN to BSN online nursing program has been granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Board of Commissioners.

“Lock Haven University BSN program is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of nursing education,” said Jennifer K. DellAntonio, chair and LHU associate professor. “The ACEN accreditation is a rigorous and faculty-driven process. Successfully fulfilling ACEN’s requirements and earning accreditation reinforces the nursing department is delivering on our responsibility to offer outstanding nursing education to our students and the communities we serve.”

The ACEN supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by the functions of accreditation. Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review, self-regulatory process by which non-governmental associations recognize educational institutions or programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality, according to the ACEN website.

“Achieving full accreditation from ACEN attests to the quality and excellence of our program,” said Dr. Darlene Ardary, LHU assistant professor. “The faculty strive to provide our students with the highest level of education in preparation to be successful professional nurses. Our program also provides students with a strong foundation for higher education.”

To enter the RN to BSN program at LHU, students must have proof of graduation from an accredited nursing program and proof of current registered nurse licensure. Lock Haven University’s Bachelor of Science in nursing program is a totally online program. Select nursing courses require an external clinical experience.

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Lock Haven University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.   

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