University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS). Reaccreditation at the University level will be occurring in 2020.

UMSN next accreditation visit

The School of Nursing is preparing for the fall 2018 Doctorate of Nursing Practice and Post Master APRN certificate programs on-site accreditation visit (September 24 – 26, 2018).

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) invites the School’s inside and outside constituents to comment on the programs under evaluation. Comments are due by Sept. 3, 2018, 21 days before the visit. Comments are to be presented in writing and will remain confidential.  They should be submitted to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

655 K Street NW, Suite 750

Washington, DC, 20001

The DNP is accredited by the CCNE. Achieving and maintaining accreditation requires that Schools of Nursing show evidence of compliance with a set of standards prescribed by the accrediting body, based on principles widely accepted in nursing professional education. It also requires that the School have a long-range system for self-evaluation, quality improvement, benchmarking and methods to collect data to measure program outcomes on a continual basis.

Nursing programs that achieve accreditation assures the public, including potential employers, that our graduates are trained under nationally established standards.

Questions can be directed to the Office of Practice and Professional Graduate Studies and the Project Management Office

School of Nursing Programs

Baccalaureate and Master's degree programs (BSN and MSN)

All School of Nursing programs at the baccalaureate and master's level are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the State of Michigan's Board of Nursing. The CCNE Board of Commissioners granted the U-M School of Nursing accreditation for ten years, extending to June 30, 2022. The U-M School of Nursing’s reaccreditation process included a comprehensive site visit in 2011 by four colleagues from other accredited nursing schools. The team, which was appointed by the CCNE, closely investigated all aspects of the school’s BSN and MS curricula offerings and resources.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

As of April, 2014, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the U-M School of Nursing is accredited through June 30, 2019, by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The next site visit will be in Fall 2018.

Nurse-midwifery master's programs

The nurse midwifery master's degree (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and post-master's option are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME). For inquiries about accreditation, please contact ACME at 8403 Colesville Road Suite 1550 Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374,, email

Non-Discrimination Policy Notice from the Office of Institutional Equity

The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Senior Director for Institutional Equity, and Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, 2072 Administrative Services Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1432, 734.763.0235, TTY 734.647.1388. For other University of Michigan information call 734.764.1817.

Accrediter contact information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
Phone (800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456 | Fax (312) 263-7462

Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education
(of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 887-6791 | Fax: (202) 785-8320

Michigan Board of Nursing
Bureau of Health Professionals
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170
Phone: (517) 335-0918 | Fax: (517) 373-2179

ACNM Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 240-485-1802 | Fax: (240) 485-1818


Contact for ACME: Jaime Sampson, Administrative Assistant

University of Michigan Regents

Learn more about the role of the U-M Regents in the accreditation process and find their contact information at their website.