Programmatic Accreditation

Dental Hygiene, Associate in Science

The Goodwin University Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.  The Goodwin University Dental Hygiene program has been granted accreditation status as: Approval without reporting requirements.  This accreditation classification is granted to an educational program to indicate that the program achieves or exceeds the basic requirements for accreditation.  The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or (800) 621-8099 at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.  The Commission’s web address is: https://www.ada.org/en/coda/accreditation.

Funeral Service, Associate in Science

The Funeral Service program at Goodwin University is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 (816) 233-3747.  Website: www.abfse.org.

National Board Examination pass rates, graduation rates and employment rates for this and other ABFSE-accredited programs are available at www.abfse.org.  To request a printed copy of this program’s pass rates and rates, go to Goodwin University, Funeral Service program, One Riverside Drive, East Hartford CT or by e-mail at JGomes@goodwin.edu., or telephone (860) 913-2189. 

 

Medical Assisting, Certificate

The certificate program in Medical Assisting at Goodwin University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 113th St. N. #7709, Seminole, FL, 33775, (727) 210-2350, www.caahep.org.

Nursing, Associate in Science

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Goodwin University at the campus located in East Hartford, Connecticut is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.  View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.

Nursing, Bachelor of Science

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing (RN-to-BSN and ABSN) at Goodwin University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Goodwin University is a member of SARA and therefore can offer our RN-to-BSN program to residents of other SARA states.

The RN-to-BSN program was granted initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in February 2016. As of February 10, 2021, the accreditation was renewed for 10 years, extending to December 31, 2031. The ABSN program, which was offered for the first time in Fall 2019 per CCNE is included under this initial BSN accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for Spring of 2031.

Secondary to the delay in ADN graduates being able to take the NCLEX related to COVID 19, graduates from the associate degree program at Goodwin University only, may be admitted to the RN-BSN track and take NUR 300 and NUR 310 without an RN license. This interim policy became effective for the April 2020 graduates and will remain in place until NCLEX testing centers resume their regular scheduling processes.

Nursing, Master's of Science

The master's degree program in nursing (MSN, FNP, PMHNP) at Goodwin University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. CCNE last grant accreditation to the master's degree program in nursing at Goodwin University for 5 years, extending to June 30, 2025. The next on-site evaluation to take place in summer of 2025.

Occupational Therapy Assistant, Associate in Science

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Goodwin University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200 North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929.  ACOTE’s Telephone Number, C/O AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA, and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).  In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.  When you apply to sit for the certification exam, you will be asked to answer questions related to the topic of felony convictions. For further information on these limitations, contact NBCOT.  Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain licensure.  Connecticut requires a license in order to practice occupational therapy and the license is based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

Program results from the National Board for Certification (NBCOT) in Occupational Therapy can be found on their website.

Respiratory Care, Associate in Science

The Respiratory Care Associate in Science program at Goodwin University, program number 200505, located at One Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT 06118 is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) located at 264 Precision Blvd, Telford, TN 37690. Phone: 817-283-2835, www.coarc.com. When making inquiries, please refer to program #200505.

CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. Programmatic outcomes can be viewed here.