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Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing Receives Positive Reviews from Accreditation Site Visit

Post Date:10/07/2019 5:00 PM


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For Immediate Release: October 7, 2019
Kristin Darken, Director of Marketing and Communications (831) 646-4001

MONTEREY, CA - Nursing Accreditation Unofficial Report: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) completed its comprehensive review of Monterey Peninsula College's nursing program on September 27, 2019. The ACEN team not only noted the strength and commitment of the nursing division instructors and staff, but also noted strong support across the campus from the Access Resource Center, the Life Science Division, and the administration. They highlighted the unique partnership between MPC and Montage Health, which is like no other in the nation and serves as a possible model for other nursing programs. 

The Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing (MCCSN) at Monterey Peninsula College offers an associate degree that fulfills full licensure requirements to become a registered nurse in the state of California. The program was established in 1982 as a pure partnership between Monterey Peninsula College and Community Hospital Foundation (now Montage Health) upon the endowment of funds by the Maurine Church Coburn Charitable Trust. The goal of this contractual agreement was to improve the quality of health care on the Monterey Peninsula by maintaining an ongoing supply of local nursing graduates. With more than 1400 graduates since 1984, and more than 80% of these graduates working in Monterey County, the school has been a powerful weapon against high nursing vacancy rates in our region. 

MCCSN received initial approval from the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) in 1981. The National Accrediting Commission conferred initial accreditation in the fall of 1990, and national accreditation has been maintained since that time. 

The site visitors found the Maurine Coburn School of Nursing to be in compliance in all areas. The official results and accreditation status will be released in June of 2020.

Monterey Peninsula College - established in 1947
Monterey Peninsula College, part of California's public community college system, is an open-access institution, committed to fostering student learning and success by providing excellence in instructional programs, facilities, and services to support the goals of students pursuing transfer, career, basic skills, and lifelong learning opportunities. In addition to the scenic Monterey campus located on 90+ acres, MPC's district includes two excellent facilities in the former Fort Ord, to serve the residents in north Monterey County. As a comprehensive community college, MPC responds to the educational and cultural needs of its diverse community, distinguished for its outstanding academic programs and strong commitment to student success. To learn more about Monterey Peninsula College, please visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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