Accreditation

Important Information about Mason's School of Nursing

Recently, the School of Nursing received notice of a change in our approval status from the Virginia Board of Nursing. Read more about the notice.

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George Mason University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the university.

The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. All other inquiries, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be made directly to George Mason University, 703-993-1000.

The Southern Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4098
Phone: 404-679-4501

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at George Mason University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791. Our programs have been accredited since 1976. CCNE has accredited our programs since 2004. From 1996-2004, our programs were accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, and from 1976-1996, our programs were accredited by the National League for Nursing.

The BSN programs are approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

CCNE Accredited

Five-year NCLEX Pass Rates

Year # Candidates   % Passing
2011* 182 89.5%
2012* 164 88%
2013* 149 77%
2014* 137 78.83%
  Two-year (Traditional) BSN Pathway
2015 96 63.54%
201613790.51%
  Accelerated Second Degree BSN Pathway
2015 37 91.89%
20166100%

*2011-2014 pass rates were reported as a combined passing rate from the two-year (traditional) BSN pathway and the accelerated second degree BSN pathway.