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Commission Approves 2017 Standards and
Publishing Student Outcome Data
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The ACEN Supports Academic Progression in Nursing
- Joint Statement on National Nursing Accreditation and Academic Progression
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation News Release
November 5, 2015
National Nursing Education Accrediting Agencies Endorse Academic Progression to Help Nurses Meet Future Health Care Demands
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ACEN Accreditation Conference Committee
ACEN Board Approves
2017 Standards and Criteria for Accreditation
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is pleased to announce that after careful review and consideration of all comments received, the ACEN Board of Commissioners voted at its July 2016 meeting to approve the revisions to the Standards.
ACEN Self-Study Forums
Featuring the 2017 Standards and Criteria
The Fall 2016 Self-Study Forums will be offered in two locations, September 15-16, 2016 in Atlanta and October 6-7, 2016 in Baltimore. Both venues are now filled to capacity. Be sure to register early for the Spring 2017 Forums. Locations and dates, and registration will be available through our website shortly. All the Forums will be featuring the new 2017 ACEN Standards and Criteria. The Fall 2016 Forums will also be offering a free special morning session to registered attendees of that Forum location: A Focus on Standard 6 Outcomes in September; and A Focus on Standard 4 Curriculum in October. Click here to learn more about the ACEN Self-Study Forums.
Why Eight-Year Accreditation Cycles?
8 Years Is 8 Years…
A question often asked is why is the accreditation timeframe for ACEN eight (8) years instead of ten (10) years like other accrediting agencies, and whether ACEN is considering changing its accreditation cycle from eight (8) years to ten (10) years?