Online RN-BSN Program Earns CCNE Accreditation

On Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in News

Ashworth College Introduces Madison School of Healthcare

NORCROSS, Ga. - Madison School of Healthcare at Ashworth College – a leading online college based in Norcross, Georgia – is proud to announce its RN-BSN program has earned accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is recognized as the premier accrediting body for baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs, and ensures program quality by setting standards for delivery, institutional commitment and resources, quality curriculum, and program effectiveness through assessment and achievement of program outcomes. Accreditation from CCNE supports the continued growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency programs.

In conjunction with this announcement, the Madison School of Healthcare is pleased to award two full scholarships to its students: one to be awarded to an existing nursing student and one to a prospective student. For more information about the scholarships, please visit

“Receiving the accreditation from CCNE is a tremendous milestone for the Madison School of Healthcare and our RN-BSN students as they advance in their nursing careers,” stated Beth Markham, chief nurse administrator at the School. “We are committed to promoting their success and allowing progression in practice.”

According to Georgetown University’s 2017 nursing report, 10 percent of nurses advance in their careers by combining working and going to school. Ashworth’s RN-BSN program through the Madison School of Healthcare is designed to meet the needs of working adults and provide the training needed to enter or progress in their current position in the healthcare field. The demand for qualified nurses will continue to rise with more than one million job vacancies expected by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

With the fast-paced growth of the healthcare field, it is now more important than ever to have highly reliable and experienced nurses,” said Rob Klapper, CEO of Ashworth College. “The Madison School of Healthcare has worked hard to develop a rigorous RN-BSN curriculum that’s affordable and flexible enough to allow students the opportunity to work full time while earning their BSN.”

In order to meet the healthcare industry’s rising employment needs, Ashworth offers more than 27 self-paced healthcare programs through the Madison School of Healthcare, including the RN-BSN program. The RN-BSN program prepares students with the skills to provide high-quality, evidenced-based patient care. Students graduating from the program earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree – the preferred degree for hospitals and other healthcare institutions.

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About Madison School of Healthcare

Madison School of Healthcare is a division of Ashworth College, a leading accredited online school. Madison’s 27 self-paced, online healthcare programs are some of the most flexible and affordable in the country because they are designed for busy adults who want to advance their career without taking on student loan debt – making it possible to balance work, school and family.

About Ashworth College

Ashworth College is a nationally-accredited online institution that provides flexible and affordable education to students located around the world. Areas of study include more than 125 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services, education, legal studies and trades. Since its founding 30 years ago, more than 300,000 students have graduated from Ashworth College with diplomas, professional certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In a 2016 survey by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, 95% of graduates said they were satisfied with their studies and would recommend Ashworth College to a friend. For more information, visit

Ashworth College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).