Statement of Accreditation Status
St. Joseph’s College of Nursing
- CEO: Dr. Marianne Markowitz, Vice President/Dean
- Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Marianne Markowitz
- Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Robert Bonfiglio, Vice President
- Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Two-Year: Health Professions » Two-year, very small
- Control: Private (Non-Profit)
- Phase: Accredited
- Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
- Accreditation Granted: 2012
- Last Reaffirmation: 2017
- Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026
- Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2022
- The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
- April 16, 2020
To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
- June 21, 2018
To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
- June 22, 2017
To reaffirm accreditation and to request a progress report, due April 1, 2018, documenting further evidence of strategies to measure and assess the level of, and efficient utilization of, institutional resources required to support the institution's mission and goals. (Standard 3). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
- November 15, 2012
To grant accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
- March 1, 2012
To defer initial accreditation. To note that the institution remains in Candidate for Accreditation Status pending further action by the Commission, which must be taken no later than March 13, 2013 (five years from the date Candidate for Accreditation Status was granted on March 13, 2008), and to note that any and all Commission actions relative to candidacy and initial accreditation must be taken by that date. To request that the institution submit a revised self-study document in preparation for an evaluation visit that will be scheduled no later than December 15, 2012. The revised self-study document should respond specifically to the concerns of the evaluation team including: college-specific audited information (Standard 3), revisions to the Governing Board by-laws (Standard 4), implementation of general education assessment (Standards 12, 14) and further development and implementation of an organized and sustained process to evaluate and improve student learning (Standard 14), as well as updates, as appropriate, with regard to all other standards.
- January 13, 2011
To grant the institution a one-year extension on the self-study. The self-study year will be 2011-2012 with an evaluation team visit occurring during the fall semester 2011 or the spring semester 2012. To note that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that the institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation.
- Distance Education
Not approved for this delivery method
- Correspondence Education
Not approved for this delivery method
Approved Credential Levels
The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:
- Associate's Degree or Equivalent