Why does it matter that UC College of Nursing's programs are accredited? It means our programs meet nationwide quality standards and, as a result, our students have full access to federal financial aid and job opportunities and can pursue graduate nursing education.

CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001. Contact CCNE at 202-887-6791. CCNE is the accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

All programs were accredited for 10 years in 2016 and will undergo reaccreditation in 2026.

Additional Accreditation

Nurse midwifery and nurse anesthesia programs have additional certifying bodies.

ACME Accreditation

Our Master of Science in Nursing in Nurse Midwifery is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD, 20910-6374. For information about accreditation, contact ACME directly at 240-485-1802 or

American Midwifery Certification Board Exam Pass Rates Within 1 Year of Graduation:

  • 2020 graduates: 97%
  • 2021 graduates: 100%
  • 2022 graduates: 93%
  • 2023 graduates: 97%

COA Accreditation

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906, Rosemont, IL, 60018-5603. Contact COA at 224-275-9130.

Program Data:

  • 100 percent employment of graduates
  • Awarded the maximum 10-year accreditation by the COA. The next review will take place in 2032.