Accreditation

University Accreditation

Rosalind Franklin University was granted candidate status by the Higher Learning Commission in 1971 and achieved full accreditation at the doctoral level in 1980. For the past two years, RFUMS has been engaged in a process of self study addressing the Commission’s requirements and criteria for accreditation which culminated in a successful HLC Survey Visit in April of 2008.

On October 29, 2008, The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools approved continued accreditation status for Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science with no interim reports or other site visits required. The next scheduled comprehensive evaluation is expected in 2018-2019. 

Nurse Anesthesia Program Accreditation

The Nurse Anesthesia Program has been fully accredited by: Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068-4001, Phone: 847-655-1169 since October, 2006. The next on-site accreditation visit is scheduled for 2022.  Link to the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational programs:  http://www.aana.com/aanaaffiliates/accreditation/Pages/default.aspx


Program Statistics

National Certification Exam Pass Rate for First Time Takers
 
Class of 2009
Class of 2010
Class of 2011

Class of 2012

Class of 2013

RFU Pass Rate

83%

90%

83%

100%

91.3%

COA Preferred Pass Rate

81%

81%

 

not published

not published

COA Mandatory Threshold Pass Rate

72%

72%

 

not published

not published

National Certification Exam Pass Rate for Second and Third Time Takers
 
Class of 2009
Class of 2010
Class of 2011

Class of 2012

RFU Pass Rate - first time exam takers
83%
90%
83%

100%

RFU Pass Rate – first and second time exam takers
100%
100%
92%

N/A

RFU Pass Rate -  first, second and third time exam takers
N/A
N/A
100%

N/A

Employment of Graduates Within Six Months of Graduation
 
Class of 2009
Class of 2010
Class of 2011

Class of 2012

Employment Rate
100%
100%
83%*

100%

 *One student seeking employment in Nevada has now secured employment in Illinois; one student did not seek employment until after 6 months.

Program Attrition Rate 
 
Class of 2009
Class of 2010
Class of 2011

Class of 2012

Attrition Rate
14%
16%
8%

4.8%

 

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