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 The ACEN Welcomes Newly Elected Commissioners

Newly Elected Commissioners

Please join us in welcoming the six newly elected members of the ACEN Board of Commissioners.  The new Board will take office on October 1st; members will be oriented to their roles in early October in preparation for their first meeting in November. Click here for more information about the ACEN Board of Commissioners. [Pictured left to right: Ms. Bridget Dewees; Dr. Jane June; Dr. Georgia McDuffie; Ms. Catherine McJannet; Ms. Kathryn Ashley Ormsby; and Dr. Mary Jean Vickers]

Dr. Marsal Stoll Appointed as ACEN CEO

Dr. Marsal StollMarsal P. Stoll, EdD, has been named CEO of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Dr. Stoll began her appointment as Chief Executive Officer on December 1, 2014 and is leading the ACEN in providing services that are proven to anticipate and be responsive to the needs of nursing education programs throughout the U.S., U.S. territories, and internationally, while formulating and directing a strategic plan for elevating the vision, mission, objectives and action plans of the Commission. Dr. Stoll, working with constituencies, will provide visionary leadership for growth initiatives and promote the ACEN as the recognized leader in nursing accreditation.


Announcing the Fall 2015 ACEN Self-Study Forums

The Spring 2015 Self-Study Forums to be held in Chicago and Atlanta are filled to capacity.  Registration for the Fall 2015 Self-Study Forums is now open.  The Fall 2015 Self-Study Forums are scheduled for Atlanta, GA - September 17-18, 2015 and Dallas, TX – October 2-3, 2015.  Click here for more information and to register.

The ACEN Self-Study Forums continue to be highly attended by nurse administrators and faculty of accredited programs.  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.