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Fresno State Nursing School Suffers Second Accreditation Setback In A Year

Fresno State announced Wednesday that its Master of Science in Nursing has lost its accreditation, a first for the degree program since it was established in 1968. It’s also the university’s first program to ever lose its accreditation, and it follows less than a year after the nursing school learned that one of its certificate programs had never been accredited in the first place. The decision, which came from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, apparently had little to do with program quality, but instead with a lack of documentation on how the program evaluates student outcomes, faculty performance, and overall program goals. “The decision by the accrediting body was a surprise to us,” says Jody Hironaka-Juteau, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. “This first loss of accreditation is one that we feel is an isolated incident, and we’re learning from it and we’re committed to continuing to improve.” Though the decision does not affect any of the program’s 1

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