ASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) : Shepherd University has been recognized as a Candidate for Accreditation by WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001. This status is a preliminary preaccreditation affiliation with the Commission awarded within the five year period allowed to achieve Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is an indication that the institution is progressing toward Initial Accreditation. Candidacy is not Accreditation and does not ensure eventual Accreditation.
hepherd University is recognized by the State of California as an institution of higher education. Shepherd University has state approval from Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to confer the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, the Master of Divinity, the Doctor of Ministry, the Bachelor of Music, the Master of Music, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, the Master of Science in Information Technology, the Licensed Vocational Nurse Certificate, the Associate Degree in Nursing, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing , the Master of Science in Nursing, Associate of Science in Pre-Nursing, Medical Assistant Certificate and English as a Second Language (ESL) program.
hepherd University School of Nursing Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
At its September 2014 Meeting, the Board of Registered Nursing has placed the Associate Degree in Nursing(ADN) Program of Shepherd University on Warning Status due to unsatisfactory students’ performance on NCLEX-RN test at the first attempt (less than 75%). In order to increase the passing rate, Shepherd University has been implemented various supporting activities including NCLEX-RN test preparation course and the Warning Status is subject to be removed if Shepherd University demonstrates the improvement of the passing rate.
Shepherd University School of Nursing notifies prospective students that the school’s warning status by the BRN was removed as of October, 2017.