Accreditation and Rankings

Carson-Newman University campus with two College of Distinction badges

The MSN-FNP degree program in nursing at Carson-Newman University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

 

This Nurses Month, we celebrate and honor you. Carson-Newman provides exceptional support for working nurses.

 

Accreditation and Rankings

Accredited Online Nursing Programs

Carson-Newman's Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Both the Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner program and the Post-Master's FNP Certificate program are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Carson-Newman is among a select number of colleges that Princeton Review has named "Best Regional Colleges" for 2022 in recognition of excellence in academics and student feedback on the student experience. Fewer than 150 colleges in the Southeast qualified for these regional listings.

Carson-Newman is also ranked 18 among Best Value Colleges in Tennessee by Niche.com, 9 on Best RN Programs in Tennessee by RegisteredNursing. The University has also been recognized among the top 2021-2022 "colleges of distinction" in Tennessee and for Christian education, by CollegesofDistinction.com

According to Schools.com, Carson-Newman University earned the No. 8 spot in the ranking of the best four-year colleges in Tennessee. Additionally, Carson-Newman secured the No. 4 spot (of 49) for the top colleges in Tennessee that offer online degree programs announced by OnlineDegrees.com.

Carson-Newman University has also been ranked No. 13 in Best Value Schools, No. 34 in Best Colleges for Veterans, No. 76 in Regional Universities South, a Best Online Master's Nursing Program (2020), and No. 68 as a Top Performer on Social Mobility (2021) by U.S. News & World Report. In previous years, U.S. News & World Report also lauded Carson-Newman as a “Great school at a great price.”

Recently, Carson-Newman was named as one of the Best Nurse Practitioner Programs by Intelligent.com, with a unique distinction for Military Friendly College.

"We offer online degree options that increase the availability and affordability of our programs for those students who seek opportunity for personal growth, new careers or expanding their current career."
- Dr. Jeremy Buckner, Dean of Adult & Graduate Studies

Carson-Newman’s online nursing programs provide busy nurses access to the same academic excellence enjoyed by on-campus students, while providing a supportive learning environment that works around your busy schedule.

Learn more about our caring faculty of expert nurse educators who are active nurse practitioners in their own communities.