Learning Objective 1: state the current purpose of CCNE related to the globaliztion of nursing and focus on outcomes.
Learning Objective 2: state outomes of current efforts geared toward international accrediting activities
The increase in U.S. institutions with nursing programs in other countries is driving the need to examine options for international collaboration and smarter use of technology. CCNE and its counterpart accrediting agency in Canada--the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing—have established a mutual recognition agreement on accreditation. Key steps in the creation of this agreement will be described. Experiences of other health professions accreditors in international accreditation and application of technology also will be examined. CCNE has presented on U.S. nursing accreditation in five countries on three continents. Most recently, the CCNE Director and the Chair of the CCNE Board of Commissioners presented on U.S. nursing accreditation and opportunities for future collaboration at a conference of the Korean Association of Schools of Nursing and the Korean Accreditation Board of Nursing in Seoul, Korea.