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Institutional Accreditation

UNIVERSITY LEVEL ACCREDITATION

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, formerly Our Lady of the Lake College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1994.  The accreditation was most recently re-affirmed in 2009.  The University’s next reaffirmation will be in 2019. 

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is a member of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and is exempt from registration and licensure by the Louisiana Board of Regents as established by the Louisiana State Legislature in RS.17:1808 and is recognized as an "eligible institution" under the provisions of RS.17:2053 (D).

In addition to the accreditation awarded by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, many of the programs at Franciscan University have been awarded accreditation through academic discipline-specific accrediting bodies:

Program Specific Accreditation Status as of July 2017
Program Accreditation Organization Date of Last Review Accreditation Length Standard Followup And/or Sanctions/Negative Actions Reaccreditation Year
Physical Therapist Assistant (AS)

Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education

December

2013

10 years No Sanctions or Negative Actions 2024
Radiologic Technology (AS)

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

September 2015 8 years No Sanctions or Negative Actions 2023
Respiratory Therapy (BS) Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care February 2017 10 years No Sanctions or Negative Actions

2027

Medical Laboratory Science (BS) National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Sep 2010

Mar 2017

site visit
7 years No Sanctions or Negative Actions

2017

Anticipate reaccreditation Aug/Sept 2017

Health Service Administration (BS) Association of University Health Administration 

Jun 2010

6 years

SP2015 extended 1 year
No Sanctions or Negative Actions

2017

Reaccreditation in process June 2017

Nursing (BS and RN-BSN) Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing  Sep 2014 8 years No Sanctions or Negative Actions

2022

Louisiana State Board of Nursing Sep 2014 n/a No Sanctions or Negative Actions  
Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing In process of applying for ACEN accreditation  

 

FA2017 or SP2018

Initial site visit anticipated

 

Louisiana State Board of Nursing June 2016 n/a Initial Approval  
Nursing (MSN)

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

January 2012 8 years No Sanctions or Negative Actions 2020

Nursing Practice – Nurse Anesthesia

(DNP-NA)
Council of Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs initial program approval Jan 2014 SP2018 or FA2018 anticipated site visit
Louisiana State Board of Nursing April 2014 n/a No Sanctions or Negative Actions  
Physician Assistant Studies (MMS) Accreditation Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant April 2013

7 years

SP2016 extended 3 years
No Sanctions or Negative Actions 2023
Nutritional Sciences (MSNS)

Accreditation Council for Education Nutrition and Dietetics

December 2016 Candidacy for Accreditation for up to 4 years

No Sanctions or Negative Actions

2021

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