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American Nurses Credentialing Center Selects Capella University Graduate to Serve on Its Commission for Accreditation


The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has selected a PhD graduate of Capella University (, an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high quality online degree programs for working adults, to serve on its Commission for Accreditation. Jean Shinners, who earned a PhD in Education from the online university, has been elected to a four-year term with the Commission.

The ANCC is the world's largest nurse credentialing organization, and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA). In her role, Shinners and the other Commission members will review applications for accreditation and determine when accreditation should be granted.

“Being selected for the ANCC Commission on Accreditation has provided a wonderful opportunity to use my knowledge of continuing nursing education to improve the professional development of nurses. My experiences as a Capella learner helped prepare me for this role,” Shinners said.

In related news, the Board of Commissioners of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has announced that it has accredited Capella University's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) online degree program. All of the online nursing degree programs at Capella are now CCNE-accredited, including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). The learning and career outcomes of Capella's students and alumni can be found at

About Capella University
Capella University is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. About 75 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 148 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 21 certificate programs. Nearly 35,000 learners were enrolled as of Sept. 30, 2012, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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