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The ACEN Supports Academic Progression in Nursing

Call for Comments
Draft 2 of Revisions to the
2013 ACEN Standards and Criteria

The second draft of revisions to the 2013 ACEN Standards and Criteria is now available for review and comments by all communities of interest. Comments will be accepted through June 12, 2016.

Click here to access Draft 2 of Revisions to the 2013 ACEN Standards and Criteria.

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?


Guidelines for Publishing Student Achievement Outcome Data

Per ACEN Policy #29 Advertising and Recruitment of Students, by July 1, 2016 all nursing programs must publish student achievement data on licensure pass rate, program completion rate and job placement rate.  See guidelines on publishing these student achievement data.

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ACEN Self-Study Forums

Registration for the Fall 2016 Self-Study Forums is now open.  We are excited to offer the Forums in two locations, Atlanta and Baltimore.  Each Forum will 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.

ACEN is seeking applicants for Associate Director

This position affords an opportunity for a qualified and experienced nurse educator or administrator to work with nursing education faculty to advance excellence, accountability, and continuous quality improvement in all types of nursing education programs.