LSU Health Sciences Center, has regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award Postsecondary awards, certificates, or diplomas of less than one academic year (less than 900 contact or clock hours); Postsecondary award, certificate, or diploma of at least one but less than two academic years (at least 900 but less than 1800 contact or clock hours); Associate Degrees; Postsecondary awards, certificates or diplomas of at least two but less than four academic years (at least 1800 but less than 3800 contact or clock hours); Bachelors Degrees; Post-baccalaureate Certificates; Masters Degrees; Post-Masters Certificates; Doctoral Degrees; First-Professional Degrees; First-Professional Certificates (Post-Degree). Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing has specialized nursing accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068-4001, phone: 847-655-1160) a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs are recognized as accreditation agencies by the U.S. Department of Education. The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education until 2019 and the Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs until 2013. The School of Nursing is also approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.