News Release


MMC Nursing Program Granted Full Accreditation

Published Date6\13\2012
The Mount Marty College nursing program has received its recent routine accreditation and was pleased to learn that its full accreditation extended through the year 2022. The accreditation process at MMC was done through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and has been done through that accrediting agency since 2007.

The CCNE evaluation team came to Yankton in November of 2011 and reviewed the BSN program over a three-day period of time. The program recently received notice of a full accreditation for 10 years, or through June 30, 2022. The Commission is listed by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for colleges of nursing.

Dr. Jacqueline Kelley, current Director of Graduate Nursing and MMC Nursing Division Chair during the review, is ecstatic with the news. "To have this length of accreditation is unprecedented for the College. I think it really speaks volumes for the high caliber of program that we have. Our reputation as a premier nursing program is solidified with this length of accreditation."

The MMC nursing program currently represents a high quality nursing education; combined with a liberal arts focus, students gain a comprehensive nursing degree - one that meets national standards and one that serves the overall mission of Mount Marty College. The accreditation also reflects the high quality of faculty and the many partnerships in clinical and educational experiences that are contributing to the education of the nursing student. This encompasses the strength of many inter-related supportive departments at the college such as science, English, math, RSP, art, music, sociology, and psychology.

MMC President, Dr. Joseph Benoit feels that this accreditation term places the program among the best nursing programs in the nation. "MMC has a longstanding reputation in nursing. I commend the faculty for their hard work in advancing our nursing education program to the highest level recognized by our accreditors."

Mount Marty’s nursing program has repeatedly received a full national accreditation; however a ten year accreditation is a first for the program by the CCNE.

For more information on the Mount Marty College nursing program, please visit www.mtmc.edu/nursing.