Accreditation and Affiliations

Nightingale College is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Schools (ABHES). ABHES is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency. For more information:

ABHES logoAccrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N.
Falls Church, VA 22043
(703) 917-9503


Nightingale College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an affiliate pre-accreditation status indicating that an institution meets the Commission’s Eligibility Requirements and is progressing toward accreditation. Recognition as a Candidate neither implies nor ensures an institution will attain Accredited status with NWCCU.  For a copy of the pre-accreditation letter from NWCCU please click here.  For more information:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 200NWCCU
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425-558-4224


Nightingale College Practical Nursing (distance education) program holds pre- accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. 202-909-2526 Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.



The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Nightingale College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


The masters degree program in nursing education at Nightingale.College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.


Nightingale College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. 

Nightingale College has entered into a Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understating (MOU) with the Department of Defense (DoD). Participation in the program allows the College to offer Tuition Assistance (TA) to qualified students.

Nightingale College is a signatory to the White House’s Joining Forces Initiative. Joining Forces educational partners help servicemembers and their families by expanding education opportunities, easing transferability of academic credit, and increase job training opportunities for servicemembers, military spouses, and veterans.

Joining Forces Initiative

Nightingale College is a member of the National League for Nursing.

National League for Nursing

Nightingale College is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

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