Accreditation represents our programs having curriculum which meets rigorous standards, that our programs qualify our students to practice at their degree level, that our programs have established and adhere to reasonable policies and procedures, and that San José State University lends its support. This process is similar to the Joint Commission accreditation that hospitals strive to achieve.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

CCNE Accredited LogoThe baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master's degree programs in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at San José State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


Wound, Ostomy, & Continence Nursing Society

The Wound and Ostomy Education Program at The Valley Foundation School of Nursing is accredited by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Society (WOCN).

Western Association of Schools & Colleges

Additionally, San José State University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).