PCC bachelor-degree nursing program gains accreditation

PUEBLO – Pueblo Community College has received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for its baccalaureate degree program in nursing.

The CCNE found that PCC’s program met all accreditation standards and had no compliance concerns. The accreditation extends through June 30, 2028. PCC will submit a continuous improvement progress report at the midpoint of the accreditation term in 2025, a requirement for all CCNE-accredited programs.

“We are very proud that our nursing program has received its bachelor of science nursing accreditation,” said Mary Chavez, retired PCC dean of health professions and public safety and special assistant to the president. “This is such a great accomplishment and benefit to our community, including our students, health care employers and all individuals in our community receiving high-quality health care.

“This is not possible without a collaborative team approach and would not happen without the strong employer support from our community, which includes our clinical sites, advisory board, alumni and instructors.”  

The BSN program already was approved by the Higher Learning Commission, PCC’s accrediting body. PCC pursued the additional discipline-specific accreditation from the CCNE to ensure the highest standards for students and the communities served by program graduates.

“I am so pleased that we have received accreditation for our bachelor-degree program in nursing from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,” said PCC President Patty Erjavec. “The value of an associate or bachelor degree from PCC continues to grow as our great team works to address our workforce needs.”


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Pueblo Community College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Founded in 1933, Pueblo Community College is a premier teaching institution focused on providing academic and service excellence, without discrimination, to help its students acquire the 21st-century skills needed to better their lives. An educational and technological leader, PCC fosters economic development and utilizes strong partnerships in the communities it serves through its Pueblo, Fremont and Southwest campuses.

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