Accreditations & Disclosures

University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504. Phone: 800-621-7440 or 312-263-0456.

Questions about the U-M School of Nursing's accreditation can be directed to the Office of Practice and Professional Graduate Studies and the Project Management Office

Call for Comments

CCNE is accepting comments from constituents of the U-M School of Nursing's baccalaureate (BSN) and master's (MSN) degree programs regarding accreditation qualification. 

Written comments will be received by CCNE until October 11, 2021.

If you would like to submit a third-party comment for one or both of the programs under review, please submit to thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org.

Or write to:

Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education 
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

School of Nursing Programs

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

The baccalaureate program at the University of Michigan School of Nursing is approved by the State of Michigan's Board of Nursing Michigan Bureau of Health Professionals, P.O. Box 30670, Lansing, MI 48909-8170. Phone: 517-335-0918 or fax: 517-373-2179. Our last review occurred in 2011.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master's degree program in nursing at the  U-M School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Phone: 202-887-6791. The CCNE Board of Commissioners granted the U-M School of Nursing accreditation for ten years, extending to June 30, 2022.

Preparation for the reaccreditation of the U-M School of Nursing’s Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing and the Master’s Degree Program in Nursing is currently underway. A virtual site visit by the Commission in Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is planned for November 1 – 3, 2021. 

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at the U-M School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Phone: 202-887-6791. The program is accredited through June 30, 2029.

Nurse-midwifery programs

The nurse-midwifery master's degree (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and post-master's options at the U-M School of Nursing are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) through 2026. For inquiries about accreditation, please contact ACME at Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1230, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374; Tel: 240- 485-1803, acme@acnm.orgwww.midwife.org/acme.

Year - Full time or part time

Graduation Rate

Certified by AMCB at 1 year

2014 – Part time

82%

100%

2015 – Part time

83%

100%

2016 – Part time

85%

91%

2017 – Part time

77%

100%

2017 – Full Time

100%

100%

2018 – Part Time

100%

100%

2018 – Full Time

100%

83%

2019-Part Time

100%

100%

2019 Full Time

83%

100%

2020 Part Time

100%

86%

2020 Full Time

86%

100%

(Note: prior to 2017 all students were considered part time)

Post-master's APRN certificate program

The post-master's APRN certificate program at the U-M School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001. Phone: 202-887-6791. The program is accredited through June 30, 2029.

History of U-M School of Nursing Accreditations

The U-M School of Nursing’s Baccalaureate Degree was granted initial accreditation in December 1953 and without interruption through June 30, 2002 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. Phone: (404) 975-5000.  

The U-M School of Nursing’s Master’s Degree program was granted initial accreditation in December 1963 and without interruption through June 30, 2002 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. Phone: (404) 975-5000.  

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, MI 48109-1432. Phone: 734-763-0235 or 734-647-1388. For other University of Michigan information call 734-764-1817.

Disclosures

BSN Licensure Disclosure

This program was designed to satisfy educational prerequisites to RN licensure in the state of Michigan. It has not been determined whether educational prerequisites to licensure would be satisfied in other states. If you plan to seek licensure in a state other than Michigan please consult with the appropriate board of nursing to ensure compliance.

Residential Graduate Programs Licensure Disclosure

The U-M School of Nursing strives to continually update our curriculum to satisfy advanced practice nursing licensure and certification requirements in as many states as possible. However, due to the ever-changing regulatory landscape, the U-M School of Nursing advises prospective students to consult with the board of nursing in their home state, or the state in which they intend to be licensed, to ensure any program they are considering satisfies appropriate state licensure and/or certification requirements. 

Online Graduate Programs Licensure Disclosure

As of July 1, 2021, The U-M School of Nursing has determined that its online curriculum meets state regulations and educational requirements for licensure and/or certification in the following states: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.

The U-M School of Nursing has determined that it cannot yet offer its online MSN programs to students located in the following states due to state regulations on distance education and/or state educational requirements for licensure/certification that the U-M School of Nursing does not yet meet: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

At this time, the U-M School of Nursing has not yet determined if it meets state distance education requirements and/or state educational requirements for licensure or certification in any state or territory not listed above. We are currently researching requirements and working with various state boards of nursing to ensure that our Advanced Practice Nursing Programs meet state regulations and/or educational requirements for licensure or certification in any state where we are not currently fully authorized.

If you have any questions regarding U-M School of Nursing Advanced Practice Nursing Programs and licensure or certification in your state please contact the Office of Practice and Professional Graduate Programs at UMSN-GradDigitalProgramPlacements@med.umich.edu.

For additional information concerning distance education disclosures please visit the Office of Academic Innovation.

We are currently not accepting international applicants to our online programs due to regulatory, licensure and placement constraints. International students are welcome to apply to our residential programs.

The School of Nursing is currently offering only an MSN pathway for our online programs. Those interested in a DNP have the opportunity to pursue a Post-Master's DNP upon successful completion of their MSN.