Accreditation » Academic Program Accreditations
 
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:
 
Associate of Arts (Communication Arts and Graphic Design)
Bachelor of Arts (Communication Arts and Graphic Design, Computer Art, Studio Art, Art History)
Bachelor of Science in Visual Arts P-12 Education
Master of Arts (Studio Art)
 
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.”
 
Results of most recent assessment of student learning outcomes:
 
Date of next review: 2014-2015
 
 
Health Sciences Programs
Degree program: Associate of Science in Nursing 
 
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 
 
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Degree program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
 
Accreditor: The Bachelor 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: 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 
 
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Degree program: Master of Science in Nursing 
 
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 granted for 10 years. The “program met all four accreditation standards,” and the review found “no compliance concerns”.
 
 Results of most recent assessment of student learning outcomes:
 
 Date of next review: 2024 
 
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Degree program: Master of Science, Physician Assistant 
 
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 
 
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Degree program: Associate of Science, Physical Therapist Assistant
 
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 
 
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Degree program: Associate of Science, Surgical Technology 
 
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.
 
Results of most recent assessment of student learning outcomes:
 
Date of next review: 2019 
 
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Degree program: Associate of Science, Radiologic Technology 
 
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.
 
Results of most recent assessment of student learning outcomes:
 
Date of next review: 2017
 
 
Professional Studies Programs
Degree programs:
 
Bachelor of Science in Education
Master of Science in Education
Master of Science in School Counseling 
 
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 
 
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Degree program: Bachelor of Social Work
 
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