For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement

W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 704-6101

Touro University California’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice Accredited for the next Five Years

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Affirms Program Meets US Education Standards

Vallejo, CA (November 27, 2018): Touro University California (TUC)’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice is officially accredited through 2023 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). TUC received the maximum amount of years that can be accredited to a new program. The Doctorate Program designed for working nurses is delivered in a hybrid (half online, half in person) accelerated format that allows students to graduate in about a third of the time it takes to complete a traditional program. 

“We’re thrilled at the five-year accreditation news,” said Dr. Ann Stoltz, “Our hybrid program is specifically designed so a working nurse can complete the program in only 18 months. With the accreditation, CCNE lets future doctorate students know our nursing program meets quality standards recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.” 

CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency that ensures the quality and integrity of a variety of nursing programs and is officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. TUC began the accreditation process in December 2016 with a scheduled CCNE site visit in March 2018, after the program had been running for one year. CCNE visitors spent time visiting with faculty, students, alumni, administrators and TUC support services and determined the program meets all standards with no areas of non-compliance. 

“This is a tremendous validation of the value of our program and follows on the graduation of our first DNP graduates last spring,” said Provost and CAO Dr. Sarah Sweitzer. “I’d like to congratulate our nursing leadership and faculty as well as our pioneering class of DNP students for all their hard work!” 

TUC’s Doctorate of Nursing Program prepares graduates for advance nursing practice while delivering specialized education in diabetes across the lifespan with a focus on clinical practice that is innovative and evidence based. The accreditation is meant to encourage potential new students of the quality educational experience TUC provides, in turn improving public health in Solano County and beyond.

About the Touro College and University System:

Touro University California is a Jewish nonprofit, independent graduate institution of higher learning founded in 1997 on three Judaic values: social justice, the pursuit of knowledge and service to humanity. The university, home to 1,400 students, has professional programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, public health, nursing, and education. Faculty, staff and students have a powerful commitment to academic excellence, evidence-based professional practice, inter-professional collaboration, and active engagement with a global community. To learn more, visit or call 707-638-5200.