SPSCC nursing program given state nursing commission's full approval

Thursday, August 13, 2015

nursing studentsAfter gaining the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission’s full approval in April, the Nursing Program at South Puget Sound Community College took another step forward toward regaining its national accreditation.

“The redesigned nursing program at SPSCC has achieved full approval from the Washington Nursing Commission,” Associate Dean of Nursing Laurie Choate said. “Students attending our program can be assured of a high quality nursing education.”

SPSCC’s Nursing Program, which lost its national accreditation and state approval in 2013, has been completely revamped, reflecting the hard work of Choate and others within the program. The program has also adopted a new direct transfer agreement for its Associate in Nursing, streamlining a student’s progression from their associate degree to a bachelor’s degree in nursing at a four-year college or university.

“Healthcare has changed, and so has nursing education,” Choate said. “The nursing program at SPSCC is progressive in meeting those challenges.”

Choate said she expects the program, which also has a newly designed curriculum centering on progressive healthcare, to reclaim its national accreditation.

“The nursing program at South Puget Sound Community College is alive and well,” she said. “Removal of our conditional approval by the state commission was the first step towards application for national accreditation.”

For more information about the Nursing Program at SPSCC, visit spscc.edu/areas/health-and-wellness.