Gogebic Community College

Nursing Program receives Accreditation


GCC Nursing receives Accreditation


Gogebic Community College announces that the nursing program has received official notification from the National League of Nursing Commission for Nursing Education (NLN CNEA) of approval for initial accreditation. “Achieving accreditation is a testament to the dedication and excellence of our nursing program. This recognition underscores our commitment to providing the highest standard of education and preparing our students to deliver exceptional care in their communities. We commend the Allied Health department and all the staff that worked to make this a reality for our college and students,” said Chris Patritto, GCC President.   

CNEA was chosen as the accreditation body because they value excellence, integrity, accountability, caring, and a culture of learning and diversity. These values are closely aligned with the values and concepts that are included GCC nursing program. The nursing program hosted CNEA site visitors on campus in February, when nursing experts reviewed the program’s ability to meet five standards that review program outcomes, program mission, student success, faculty, curriculum, and evaluation processes. According to the CNEA’s Benefits of Accreditation, “accredited programs are recognized for establishing and achieving program outcomes that lead to the successful preparation of graduates prepared to enter the workforce.” “The pass rate for GCC students taking the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Exam (NCLEX) exam for the first time have been trending well above national and state averages. The Practical Nursing (PN) program pass rate was 100% during the past two years, and the Registered Nursing (RN) pass rate was 96.96% in 2023 and 96.77% in 2022.” said Nicole Rowe, Director of Allied Health.

CNEA accredited programs are also known to have up to date curriculum and student-centered learning environments. Gogebic Community College educates Practical and Registered Nursing students in Ironwood and Houghton regions. Rowe stated that “Achieving accreditation is a significant accomplishment for the GCC nursing program. Gogebic strives to offer a dynamic learning environment that is supportive of all students. The achievement of accreditation status validates that the program provides a high quality, affordable education to future nurses in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin.”

To learn more about the Nursing program, please contact Robin Bock, Allied Health Coordinator, at (906) 307-1268 or via email at robinb@gogebic.edu.

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