The University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) School of Nursing and Health Studies (SoNHS) BSN, MSN, and DNP programs are hosting a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation review site visit, which is scheduled for Nov 18-20, 2019.  The public is invited to provide written comment about the program. Written and signed third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE until October 28th, 2019. Please direct all comments to CCNE via email
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn:  Third-Party Comments
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Third-party comments should be written in English and will be received by CCNE until 21 days before the scheduled on–site evaluation. Any and all comments submitted to CCNE in a language other than English will not be processed. Please note that CCNE shares third-party comments with the evaluation team prior to the on-site evaluation, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program, the Accreditation Review Committee, or the Board. During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third-party comments, if any, that relate to the accreditation standards.
Thank you,
Joy Roberts, JD, MSN APRN-BC
Interim Dean

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