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Dr. Sharon Tanner to Retire as CEO of ACEN

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Dr. Sharon Tanner to Retire as CEO of ACEN

Dr. Sharon TannerAtlanta, GA, March 25, 2014 – Sharon Tanner, EdD, MSN, RN, Chief Executive Officer of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), has announced that she will retire from the ACEN in August 2014. Dr. Tanner’s decision marks the end of a nearly decade-long tenure with the agency as CEO and over 30 years of service to the nursing profession and the promotion of excellence in nursing education.


The ACEN Self-Study Forums

The ACEN Self-Study Forums continue to be highly attended by nurse administrators and faculty of accredited programs. Due to this demand, the Fall 2014 ACEN Self-Study Forum has already filled to capacity. The Spring 2015 Self-Study Forums will be held in Chicago and Atlanta, and registrations will open on July 14, 2014. Representatives from programs with an upcoming site visit or submitting a Follow-Up Report should plan to attend a Forum. Click here to learn more about the ACEN Self-Study Forums.

Compliance with the 2013 Standards and Criteria

As a reminder, the 2013 ACEN Standards and Criteria will go into effect on January 1, 2014; all ACEN-accredited nursing programs must be in compliance with the new Accreditation Standards at that time. This is of particular importance to programs with an onsite accreditation review scheduled in the Spring 2014 Cycle. All programs being reviewed in the Spring 2014 Cycle or later must utilize the 2013 ACEN Standards and Criteria in their Self-Study Reports.