The Master of Science, Nursing program of Saint Mary's College is hosting an on-site accreditation evaluation October 4-6, 2023

The accrediting body, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), would like your written comments concerning Saint Mary's program qualifications for accreditation. Additionally, your comments are welcome on how a MSN program positively impacts the local area.

If you would care to comment, we would appreciate you sending your written comments before Wednesday, September 13.

Comments are to be directed to:

Please know that comments received by CCNE are shared only with the CCNE on-site evaluation team that will be reviewing our MSN program prior to their visit. At no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program, the Accreditation Review Committee, or the Board of Commissioners. During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third-party comments, if any, that relate to the accreditation standards. All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE's policy on Conduct of Business in English.

If by chance you have further questions about this process, we suggest you contact

Thank you for your assistance.

The Department of Nursing Science


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Saint Mary's College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

Please review the BSN Student Handbook for the bachelor of science in nursing

BSN Handbook

MSN Handbook

DNP Handbook

Department of Nursing Science Mission Statement

Congruent with the Mission of Saint Mary’s College, the Department of Nursing Science is a learning community comprised of students, faculty, staff and health care professionals who support each other in the preparation of competent, confident professional nurses at all levels who will assume leadership roles in the promotion of health and healing within diverse communities and health care systems.  The learning community promotes scholarship, the use of critical thinking, spiritual inclusion and ethical decision making in clinical practice, life-long learning and an obligation for social responsibility and service for vulnerable and under-served individuals, families and communities.