New Public Communities: CCNE and the Data Cookbook

In their reporting duties, schools often have programmatic accreditors to whom they submit regular data, updates, and information. In order to make it easier to submit data to accreditors, we recently added three major programmatic accreditors’ definitions and specifications, including the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The CCNE data includes 22 definitions pertaining to nursing education and 28 specifications. The specifications align with four main standards: mission and governance; institutional commitment and resources; curriculum and teaching-learning practices; and assessment and achievement of program outcomes.

We think programmatic accreditor definitions and specifications help our Data Cookbook schools with their reporting needs. The definitions increase the pool of definitions in the Public Community and can be used by anyone needing similar terms defined.  The specifications can help clients who submit data to CCNE.

Have you had a chance to look at the CCNE definitions and specifications?  We would appreciate feedback about the layout, formatting, and helpfulness for your reporting needs.  Here is a link to the CCNE survey. Thank you for your feedback!


James E. Willis, III

IData Content Curator

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