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Contact: David Jwanier, media relations associate, 610-740-3790

Cedar Crest College’s M.S. in Nursing Receives NLNAC National Accreditation

Allentown, Pa. (May 15, 2012)—The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) recently granted accreditation to the master of science in nursing program at Cedar Crest College. Cedar Crest College’s bachelor’s degree program has held NLNAC accreditation status since 1978.

This means that Cedar Crest College’s graduate nursing program has received an official “stamp of approval” from what is widely considered the most prestigious and respected accreditation organization in the country.

The NLNAC is a nationally recognized organization that is responsible for providing specialized accreditation for nursing education programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, among others. As of December 2010, only 197 master’s level programs and 234 baccalaureate programs had received NLNAC accreditation.

“This accreditation validates the fact that we offer nurses a master’s program of the highest quality,” said Wendy Robb, director of the graduate nursing program at Cedar Crest. “When you earn the master of science in nursing degree at Cedar Crest, you can rest assured that you have the skills to move your career forward, as well as the credentials that employers seek.”

As a degree offered in Cedar Crest’s School of Adult and Graduate Education, the master of science in nursing program is designed with the adult student in mind. It is a part-time, one-evening-per-week program that enables the professional nurse to earn an advanced degree while maintaining a demanding work schedule. For more information go to sage.cedarcrest.edu, or call 610-740-3770.

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