Mayville State University’s RN-to-BSN nursing program has received full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Official notice was received May 31, 2016, and the accreditation effective date is November 16, 2015, extending to June 30, 2021. Mayville State University’s RN-to-BSN nursing program was established in an effort to assist with the severe shortage of nursing professionals in the state of North Dakota and in response to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) recommendation to increase the proportion of nurses with baccalaureate degrees to 80% by 2020.

Through Mayville State University’s online RN-to-BSN nursing program, the university is educating nurses to achieve a baccalaureate degree. To be considered for admission to the program, an individual must have earned a nursing degree leading to RN licensure and hold a current RN license. Classes in the RN-to-BSN nursing program are offered exclusively online, and were first offered in the fall semester of 2014. The first students to complete the program graduated at the end of the fall semester of 2015.

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

CCNE serves the interest of the public by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and nurse residency programs.