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Aurora University’s Master of Science in Nursing program granted accreditation

Posted by on May 31, 2013

Aurora University announced today that its Master of Science in Nursing program has been granted accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for five years, through June of 2018. A five year accreditation is the maximum number of years for this type of accreditation.

The MSN program, offered at the Aurora, Ill. and Woodstock, Ill. campuses and online, is designed for nurses who are interested in stepping into leadership roles in the health care field. Candidates can choose to pursue the administration track or the nurse educator track. In both programs, students work closely with experienced faculty to gain an understanding of policy, research and scientific study. The administration track includes the study of organizational theory, the business of health care and human resources, while the nurse educator track focuses on curriculum development, assessment and other issues in nursing education.

“CCNE accreditation is confirmation of the quality and integrity of Aurora University’s Master of Science in Nursing program,” said Carmella Moran, Director of the School of Nursing and Dean of Aurora University Online.

In addition to the master’s program, Aurora University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree accredited by the CCNE, an RN to BSN Degree Completion program, and post-graduate certificates in nursing administration and nursing education. For more information, please visit or To learn more about online nursing programs at AU, visit

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