United Tribes Nursing Program Earns National AccreditationMay 15th, 1995 | By tcj | Category: 7-1: Tribal Colleges Looking to the Future, Tribal College News
United Tribes Technical College has won national recognition for its nursing program. Upon its first application, the nursing program earned accreditation from the National League for Nursing for five years, the maximum awarded for initial accreditation.
“We are delighted with this distinction,” says David Gipp, president of United Tribes Technical College. “It testifies to the quality of our nursing education program which serves as a model for other academic programs on campus.”
United Tribes began its associate degree program in practical nursing in 1987. To date, 59 students have graduated. The program is directed by Sister Kathryn Zimmer. She says graduates are successful in obtaining employment and are well-regarded in the work place.
The accreditation process included a comprehensive self-study by the United Tribes nursing staff followed by a three-day on-site visit by two program evaluators representing the National League of Nursing.
In their report the evaluators said they were especially impressed with the cultural integration evident in the program.