CASN Accreditation Bureau grants McMaster full 7-year award
Dec 14, 2021
The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) has once again granted McMaster School of Nursing the top award for its educational programs. This accreditation includes:
- McMaster-Mohawk-Conestoga Basic BScN Stream - Full 7-year award, all standards met
- McMaster-Mohawk-Conestoga RPN-BScN Stream- Full 7-year award, all standards met
- McMaster Accelerated BScN Stream - Full 7-year award, all standards met
Dr. Joanna Pierazzo is the assistant dean, undergraduate nursing programs. “CASN is the national accrediting body for nursing education in Canada,” Pierazzo explains. “They provide a nationally recognized quality review that recognizes excellence in several undergraduate program standards. A solid curriculum and academic programming are key to success. We have three BScN programs that were successful for the full seven years; this is a unique recognition and a big celebration.”
Dr. Sandra Carroll is the vice-dean, Health Sciences and executive director of the School of Nursing. “The results are outstanding. This reflects the strength of our curriculum, faculty and staff. I would like to acknowledge and thank our faculty staff, students and collaborative partners, who contributed to the full data collection and the two-day virtual event where all engaged with the CASN reviewers. Thank you to Dr. Joanna Pierazzo and her administrative assistant Nina Hindricks for all their work and organization. Joanna was the core leader of the complete process,” says Carroll.