Academic Program Accreditation

Business and Accounting Programs

Degree programs

Accreditor

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Original date of accreditation

December 2011

Date of most recent review

December 2011

Results of most recent accreditation review

We received notice December 14, 2011 that initial accreditation was granted by the ACBSP Board of Commissioners with a ten-year reaffirmation due in 2021. Improvement opportunities were noted in five standards and a Quality Assurance Report is required every two years, beginning 9/15/2013.

Results of most recent assessment of student learning outcomes

Date of next review

2019

Creative Arts Programs

Degree programs

Accreditor

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Original date of accreditation

November 2004

Date of most recent review

November 2010

Results of most recent accreditation review

The NASAD Commission on Accreditation granted continuing membership to the university and its programs in the School of Creative Arts in November 2010. “The site visit did not reveal any areas of major concern and confirmed the Self-Study’s accuracy in documentation and evaluation. The School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis appears to comply with NASAD standards in all areas.”

Date of next review

2014-2015

Health Sciences Programs

Degree program

Accreditor

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)

Original date of accreditation

1988

Date of most recent review

2012

Results of most recent accreditation review

Continuing accreditation was granted for 8 years in 2012 provided that Follow-Up Report due Spring 2015 is accepted. Areas to address in Follow-Up Report are Standard 2 Faculty and Staff and Standard 6 Outcomes.

Results of most recent assessment of student learning outcomes

Date of next review

2020 – 2021


Degree program

Accreditor

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at University of Saint Francis is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Original date of accreditation

1999

Date of most recent review

2009

Results of most recent accreditation review

Continuing accreditation granted for 10 years in 2009: “all standards met”.

Results of most recent assessment of student learning outcomes

Date of next review

2018-2019


Degree program

Accreditor

The Master of Science in Nursing program at University of Saint Francis is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

Original date of accreditation

1999

Date of most recent review

February 12, 2014

Results of most recent accreditation review

Continuing accreditation was granted for 10 years. The “program met all four accreditation standards,” and the review found “no compliance concerns”.

Date of next review

2024


Degree program

Accreditor

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)

Original date of accreditation

1997

Date of most recent review

2014

Results of most recent accreditation review

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by University of Saint Francis. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2021. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

Results of most recent assessment of student learning outcomes

Date of next review

2021


Degree program

Accreditor

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Original date of accreditation

1997

Date of most recent review

2011

Results of most recent accreditation review

On November 9, 2011, CAPTE decided to reaffirm accreditation of the PTA program: “The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education judged the program to be in compliance with the intent of all the 2002 Evaluative Criteria for Accreditation of Education Programs for the Preparation of Physical Therapist Assistants. The Commission appreciates the thorough and professional manner in which these obligations have been addressed.”

Results of most recent assessment of student learning outcomes

Date of next review

2020-2021


Degree program

Accreditor

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA)

Original date of accreditation

1978

Date of most recent review

2008

Results of most recent accreditation review

Continuing accreditation was granted for 10 years in March 2009. The program was identified as having strengths in leadership, learning environment and assessment of student learning. No concerns were identified.

Date of next review

2019


Degree program

Accreditor

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

Original date of accreditation

1969

Date of most recent review

2009

Results of most recent accreditation review

Continuing accreditation was granted for 8 years in 2009

Date of next review

2017

Professional Studies Programs

Degree programs

Accreditor

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Original date of accreditation

1972

Date of most recent review

2010

Results of most recent accreditation review

Continuing accreditation granted for 7 years in October 2010.

Results of most recent assessment of student learning outcomes

Date of next review

2017


Degree program

Accreditor

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Original date of accreditation

1976

Date of most recent review

2012

Results of most recent accreditation review

Continuing accreditation granted for a period of 8 years, retroactive to June 2011.

Results of most recent assessment of student learning outcomes

Date of next review

2019