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The ACEN Appoints Dr. Marsal Stoll as CEO

Important Update from the ACEN

Important Message from the Chair and CEO of ACEN

FAQs About the Change to ACEN

NLNAC Changes Name to ACEN

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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]

The ACEN Appoints Dr. Marsal Stoll as CEO

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

Dr. Stoll comes to ACEN from the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), where she serves as Vice President, providing executive leadership in the development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures to aid institutions in meeting accreditation standards and improving educational programs.  She also works with the SACSCOC Committees on Compliance and Reports, the Executive Council, and the Board of Trustees, and directly serves a portfolio of 85 academic institutions.


The ACEN Self-Study Forums

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.

The Spring 2015 Self-Study Forums will be held in Chicago and Atlanta. Due to this demand, the Spring 2015 ACEN Self-Study Forums in Chicago and Atlanta have filled to capacity. We will soon be announcing the Fall 2015 Self-Study 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.