CCNE Grants McKendree DNP Program Accreditation

(LEBANON, Ill., June 7, 2018) — The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at McKendree University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education The CCNE Board of Commissioners recently granted accreditation for five years, until June 30, 2023, determining that the program met all four accreditation standards. An on-site evaluation took place in October 2017.

The goal of Doctor of Nursing Practice in Ethical Leadership degree program is to prepare nurse leaders to work at the highest level of their specialty practice and to serve as ethical leadership champions within their health care organization. Designed for working practitioners, the 30-credit hour online curriculum is challenging, rigorous and highly stimulating. Participants complete the program as a cohort (a group moving together through the program). The two-year program, extending over five semesters, is a sequential course of study and includes an Advanced Nursing Project.

The McKendree University Class of 2018 included the first nine graduates of the DNP program.  For more information about the DNP program, visit