News & Updates

2019 Annual Conference registration has opened!

USDE Letter of Continued Recognition

ACEN 2017 Report to Constituents

Publishing Student Outcome Data

 

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Current Issue:
NEWVolume XII Issue 04 – December 2018

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A proud partner of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing

The ACEN Supports Academic Progression in Nursing

ACEN is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation

CHEA-recognized

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:
ACEN Board of Commissioners and
ACEN Nominating Committee

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is seeking nominations for seven (7) Commissioners for the ACEN Board of Commissioners and one (1) member for the ACEN Nominating Committee. The ACEN values the perspectives of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and seeks to include the broadest range of perspectives within the composition of the Board of Commissioners and the Nominating Committee.

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Spring 2019 Self-Study Forums


Atlanta | March 14-15, 2019


Los Angeles | April 11-12, 2019

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Be sure to also register for the additional post-session titled “Taking it to the Next Level: Tackling Standards 4 and 6 Head On” focusing on the most challenging lessons learned during the forum and how to avoid the most common pitfalls. Participants of the post-session will walk away with a deeper understanding of the connections between the most commonly cited criteria in Standard 4 and Standard 6.

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Spring 2019
Program Administrators Workshop

Effectively Leading an ACEN-Accredited Program


Atlanta | March 13, 2019

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Learning the role and responsibilities of the program administrator and progressing from a novice to an expert in the position requires a well-planned orientation and mentoring process. This workshop provides the novice and advanced-beginner program administrator with information related to the ACEN accreditation policies and processes.

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 ACEN History of Ensuring Quality
in Nursing Education

From Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton to Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman, nursing has a rich history; a history that may not be known by many but is upheld through nursing education and nursing education accreditation. The ACEN is a proud member of the nursing community, with decades of experience in nursing education accreditation and an eye on the future.

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What Does It Take for an
Accrediting Agency to Earn Recognition?

In the United States there are two entities that recognize accrediting agencies – the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The USDE defines recognition as “…an accrediting agency complies with the criteria for recognition…and that the agency is effective in its application of those criteria.” Additionally, an agency is “…a reliable authority regarding the quality of education or training offered by institutions or programs it accredits…” The ACEN is recognized by both the USDE and CHEA…

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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?

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