College Nursing Program Reaccredited

The Northern Wyoming Community College District nursing program has received full reaccreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

The accreditation commission is a national agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Wyoming State Board of Nursing approves all nursing programs within the state, but accreditation is an additional voluntary process. According to Louise Posten, the college district's director of nursing, accreditation means that a program is committed to a higher level of quality and excellence.

Programs are evaluated within six standard categories, including mission, faculty expertise, students, curriculum, resources and outcomes.

Posten said students graduating from an accredited program are at a significant advantage when they are looking for employment or seeking higher education. The college district nursing program will undergo reaccreditation again in 2027.

Dr. Walter Tribley, president of the college district, said the accreditation is for programs at both Sheridan and Gillette colleges and said he's incredibly proud of the district's nursing program.

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