UOG Celebrates 8 Years of Accreditation for Its Nursing Program


Guam- The University of Guam is celebrating as its Nursing Program received accreditation for another 8 years.

Acting Nursing Director Kathy Wood says it was a two year process for the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission to decide on the program’s accredited status. While she mentions that accreditation is optional, it shows the community that the quality of education students receive is top notch. In fact, she says it opens many doors for students pursuing graduate school and careers in the military.

“We don’t have to be accredited” said Wood.” But the accreditation lets the public have an assurance that the quality of graduate from our program…they’re well prepared for nursing…that they are comparable to other nursing majors and graduates from other programs across the United States.”

Wood adds about 100 students enroll in UOG’s Nursing program per year. A ceremony on the reaffirmed accreditation status was held at the school of nursing and health sciences building late Tuesday afternoon.