Nursing School Accreditations

Our university and Leighton School of Nursing maintain accreditations at the national, regional, and state levels. Through these approvals, we demonstrate a continuous commitment to academic excellence. By earning your degree through our program which meets the requirements for nursing school accreditations, you can rest assured that your education meets the demands of today’s health care employers. Furthermore, should you decide to pursue graduate study at Marian University or at another university or college, your BSN degree will be recognized.

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University Accreditation

Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an independent corporation that was founded in 1895. This accreditation means our university has been closely evaluated and certified for meeting very specific standards of higher learning. To learn more about the HLC and its accreditation process, please call 800.621.7440 or visit

CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Marian University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. CCNE is a national agency that contributes to the improvement of public health by ensuring the integrity and effectiveness of baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs.

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Board of Nursing Approval

Our Leighton School of Nursing meets the approval of the Indiana State Board of Nursing (IBSN), located at 402 W. Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, IN 46204. IBSN is responsible for ensuring nursing programs in Indiana demonstrate continuous success in preparing students for their pre-licensure exams.

Our ABSN program in Tennessee meets the approval of the Tennessee Board of Nursing, located at 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37243. As a local government entity, the board is responsible for safeguarding the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans. The board proposes the minimum curriculum for every nursing program in Tennessee, approving those that meet its standards.

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