The CASN accreditation of nurse practitioner programs is voluntary. CASN is interested to work with nurse practitioner regulatory bodies to conduct integrated approval and accreditation processes.
Accreditation is recognized worldwide as an important, objective method to review professional education programs to identify strengths, vulnerabilities, and opportunities for improvement. There is a need to assess the quality of education programs in light of the globalization of education (specifically, distance delivery, satellite and offshore programs), the mobility of students and professionals and with increasing education costs, students, parents, taxpayers and institutions want to be assured of program quality. Schools of Nursing use accreditation reviews to identify areas for development, to provide evidence of resource deficiencies to senior administrators, to guide important decisions about expansion of students, and to guide changes in, or the continuation of, programs.
The fee schedule for accreditation of CASN member schools is set by the CASN Board of Directors and is approved by CASN Council. Using the CASN accreditation fee schedule, the CASN Accreditation Bureau determines the exact fees for accreditation of each organization at the time of application. The CASN Accreditation Bureau presents a rationale for the accreditation fees charged to a School, and schools may appeal the fee if necessary. When an in-person review takes place, schools are also responsible to cover the costs of travel accommodation and meals for review team members. Nurse practitioner programs may be reviewed along with baccalaureate programs thus decreasing the cost of accreditation. For detailed information, please contact Joni Boyd, Managing Director, Accreditation and Evaluation by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accreditation reviews are currently being conducted virtually. For more detailed information, please contact Joni Boyd, Managing Director, Accreditation & Evaluation by e-mail at email@example.com.
Contact the Accreditation Team: Joni Boyd, Managing Director, Accreditation and Evaluation at firstname.lastname@example.org