New Doctor of Nurse Practice Program

With almost 50 years of impacting healthcare around the world, the Andrews University Department of Nursing continues with stellar preparation of nurses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The conceptual framework upon which all curricula are based is "Restoration to the Image of God". Beginning summer 2015, the Department of Nursing will start a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with an emphasis in Family Nurse Practitioner. Andrews is the first Seventh-day Adventist Nursing program to offer a program allowing students to move directly from a Bachelor of Science track to the DNP; this preparation will contribute to healthcare providers for mission fields far and near. For more information contact the Nursing Department at 800-877-2862 or 269-471-3311/3312. To apply, contact the Office of Graduate Enrollment Management at 855-428-4723 or 269-471-6321 or email

SPLAD Achieves Master's Accreditation Candidacy

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) has completed its review of the level II Candidacy application for the master's program in speech-language pathology at Andrews University. Based on a thorough review of all candidacy materials for the program, the CAA voted to ward candidacy for a period of five years beginning July 1, 2014. "The CAA determined that the program demonstrated sufficient compliance with the Standards for Accreditation," said Joan Blessing, chair of the CAA. "We look forward to working with the faculty at Andrews in the development of the master's program." Award of candidacy allows the program to matriculate students into the program as it continues to document compliance with accreditation standards for the duration of the candidacy accreditation cycle. "It is very exciting to learn that we have not only been granted candidacy but we have been granted the candidacy for the maximum of five years," says Heather Ferguson, chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. "I am thrilled about this progress and continues to thank God for His guidance and for each of the faculty and administrators who enabled us to work together as a team to allow this to happen." For more information about the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology program, visit, email or call 269-471-3468

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