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December 12, 2019

To: Constituents of UST Peavy School of Nursing
From: Poldi Tschirch PhD, RN, CNE, HN-BC, Dean and Professor

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at the University of St. Thomas School of Nursing will be hosting an accreditation site visit by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) March 25-27, 2020.  CCNE policy requires that institutions provide an opportunity for the program’s identified communities of interest including students, former alumni, faculty and the practice community including potential employers to provide written input into the deliberations of the evaluation team. Written and signed third-party comments will be accepted by CCNE until March 4, 2020.

If you would like to submit a third-party comment for our program, please submit to

Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Please note that CCNE shares third-party comments only with members of the evaluation team.  The evaluation team only considers third-party comments that relate to the program’s compliance with the accreditation standards.  At no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program.  However, all compliance concerns related to the accreditation standards will be identified in the accreditation report and the program will have an opportunity to respond to those concerns as part of its response to that report.

Thank you for assisting in the accreditation process for the University of St. Thomas School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program.