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Nursing Program Receives Continued AccreditationPosted Dec. 13, 2012
Kent State Tuscarawas Receives Continued Accreditation for Kent State University at Tuscarawas has received continued accreditation for the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree program by the Ohio Board of Nursing. The approval continues the existing accreditation for an additional five years and recognizes that the Kent State Tuscarawas nursing program continues to be in full compliance with the rules of the Ohio Board of Nursing. The mission of the Ohio Board of Nursing is to safeguard the health of the public through effective regulation of nursing care.
"Kent State University at Tuscarawas is proud to be granted full approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing," said Joan Lappin, director of the Associate Degree in Nursing. "This approval verifies the outstanding quality of the education students receive at Kent State Tuscarawas in the Associate Degree Nursing program."
There are nine rules set by the board that all pre-licensure nursing programs must meet for approval: Organization and Administration; Qualifications of Administrators, Faculty, Teaching Assistants and Preceptors; Program Policies; Curriculum; Evaluation Plan; Program Contractual Relationships; Responsibilities for Faculty Teaching a Nursing Course; Responsibilities of Faculty, Teaching Assistants and Preceptors in a Clinical Setting; and Program Records.
Other Kent State campuses receiving accreditation were Ashtabula, East Liverpool and the Regional Academic Center at Twinsburg.
Kent State Tuscarawas' nursing program began in 1968 when the campus opened and has grown steadily over the years. "For the 2012-13 academic year, we have 80 first-year students and 90 second-year students. It has been the largest enrollment since the inception of the program," added Lappin. "In addition to the continued accreditation verifying the quality of our program, the number of partnering hospitals, extended care facilities and other special care centers are a testament to the quality and dedication of our students. We partner with more than 25 hospitals, extended care facilities and other special care centers in a multi-county area for nursing student hands-on clinicals, as a vital part of their education."
The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing is one of the largest academic programs at Kent State Tuscarawas. The program is also accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. In addition to the associate degree program, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is also offered by Kent State Tuscarawas, which is also accredited by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
For more information about the Kent State Tuscarawas Associate of Applied Science in Nursing or the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, visit www.tusc.kent.edu/academics/nursing. Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University DR NE in New Philadelphia, OH.
Pam Patacca, 330.308.7473
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Dec. 13, 2012