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About Edson College



The Edson College of Nursing & Health Innovation at Arizona State University will host the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) from September 27-29, 2023, when CCNE conducts its re-accreditation site visit for our BSN, MS (nursing) and DNP programs, and initial accreditation for our post-graduate APRN certificate programs.

In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning programs’ qualifications for accreditation. Third-party comments regarding programs hosting Fall 2023 evaluations must be received by CCNE no later than 21 days (September 6, 2023) prior to the first day of the on-site evaluation.

Third-party comments must relate to the CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate & Graduate Nursing Programs (2018). All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE’s policy on the Conduct of Business in English. Any and all comments submitted to CCNE in a language other than English will not be processed. Comments are shared only with the CCNE evaluation team appointed to review the noted nursing program. Your feedback is valued and appreciated.

All comments must be directed to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
ATTN: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Or via email:


The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at the Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

 All programs are also approved by the Arizona Board of Nursing.


Health Care Compliance and Regulations

The Edson College BS in health care compliance and regulations is the first certified undergraduate degree program in the world accredited by the Compliance Certification Board.  Universities accredited by CCB have typically offered master's degree and certificate programs.  Edson College began its program in 2016. 

Program faculty and an actively engaged external advisory board are focused on education and job ready skills. Through the health care compliance and regulations degree, as well as other programs, Edson College is proud to be part of developing the next group of health care leaders trained in compliance. 

Edson College students who successfully complete the health care compliance and regulations program maintaining a GPA of B or higher, receive a one-year waiver of the standard work experience and CEU requirements needed to sit for the following CCB certification exams:

  • Certified in Healthcare Compliance -CHC™
  • Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance -CHPC™
  • Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance -CHRC™
  • Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional -CCEP™
  • Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional – International -CCEP-I™

In addition, students also receive benefits from the Health Care Compliance Association, the premier association representing compliance professionals. Additional benefits include such things as: discounts on student memberships, an array of conferences to develop their specialty and networking tools to help them carve their path to their desired career and for every stage in their professional development in compliance. 

Since 1999 the Compliance Certification Board has developed criteria to determine competence in the practice of compliance and ethics across various industries and specialty areas, and recognizes individuals meeting these criteria through its compliance certification programs. CCB is an independent body made up of compliance and ethics professionals who determine what obligations you need to fulfill prior to and after certification.

Resources regarding the path to certification for individuals: