Colorado State University – Pueblo completes accreditation visit for nursing program

Colorado State University – Pueblo completes accreditation visit for nursing program

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo will pass the final step in its bid to offer a Doctor of Nurse Practice degree when a team from The Higher Learning Commission (HLC of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools conducts an evaluation visit on campus September 23-25. 

The two-person team will review and evaluate the institution’s ability to meet accreditation criteria for the University’s first doctoral degree. 

Senate Bill 205 was signed into law in June 2010, changing the mission of the university and paving the way for degree approvals by the Cap Board, CSU System Board of Governors, and the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

The faculty spent last summer creating a rigorous curriculum based on national competencies and this summer explored best practices and lessons learned to prepare for the national accreditation visits. 

The public is invited to attend an open forum at 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 in the Occhiato University Center Aspen Room 212.  Members of the public may then to submit comments to evaluation team chair, John H. Schuh, distinguished professor of educational leadership and policy studies emeritus at Iowa State University, by e-mailing him at

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.