MVNU Awarded Full Approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing
August 24, 2015 - 7:56 PM
MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Nazarene
University's nursing program has received full approval from the Ohio
Board of Nursing (OBN). Approval is required for all nursing programs
and is awarded based on a quality written report and site visit. MVNU
was awarded the maximum OBN approval of five academic years.
The Ohio Board of Nursing approves pre-licensure education programs
to assure programs maintain academic and clinical standards for the
preparation of entry-level nurses. This approval follows MVNU's
accreditation during the fall semester by the Commission on Collegiate
Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE awarded MVNU the maximum accreditation
span of five full years.
"The purpose of the OBN is to
assure the public is provided safe, effective care by nurses with
appropriate levels of knowledge, skill, and competence," said Carol
Dorough, Dean of MVNU's School of Nursing and Health Sciences. "Nursing
programs must be approved by the OBN, or graduates of those programs are
not eligible to take the National Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN), the exam
required for them to become licensed as registered nurses."
"The recent action by the Ohio
Board of Nursing to grant us the full five-year continued approval is
another confirmation of the quality of our program and the
professionalism of Dr. Dorough's leadership," added Dr. Cochran, MVNU's
Vice President for Academic Affairs. "The OBN accreditation process is
rigorous and thorough, and the five-year approval is certainly not
perfunctory. This is great news for us!"
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