(Windsor, ON, Tuesday, April 11, 2023) — The University of Windsor’s Faculty of Nursing has earned the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) accreditation for the collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN), Honours, and Registered Practical Nurse Pathway to BScN programs.
CASN accreditation is a mark of excellence; it is a Canadian and internationally recognized evaluation process to ensure that exacting standards in nursing education and expected student outcomes are met resulting in graduates entering the field with elite acumen, skill, and competency.
The school’s application for accreditation is voluntary and requires that the program’s faculty, resources, and curriculum be thoroughly evaluated by a review panel consisting of nursing education experts, public and court officials, executive directors, and community representatives.
“The accreditation is significant since it speaks to the quality of our undergraduate BScN programs, the benefit of elevated status, and the rigorous process associated with obtaining accreditation,” says Dr. Debbie Sheppard-LeMoine, Dean at the Faculty of Nursing.
“We have met all required critical elements and there were no program recommendations by CASN. The Faculty of Nursing’s dedicated team of Associate Deans, faculty, staff, and students worked tirelessly together for this achievement. Without the strength and vision of our team, this outstanding accomplishment would not have been possible.”
Dr. Sheppard-LeMoine points out that the accreditation is a certification of distinction that provides University of Windsor Nursing graduates with a high ceiling for prospective careers.
“While filling the need of a nursing shortage, graduate employability is limitless. In addition, employers have more peace-of-mind knowing that an accredited collaborative nursing program such as our BScN will continue to produce highly competent and educated nursing professionals who can make immediate contributions to a team that they could potentially be joining.”