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Volume IX Issue 01 – February 2015
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Message to our Constituents
About ACEN Recognition

As you may be aware, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the leading accrediting agency for all types of nursing education programs, has been in negotiations with the National League for Nursing (NLN) in an effort to achieve compliance with a long-standing federal regulation by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE). Federal regulation states that as an accrediting agency, ACEN must be an independent entity and our current relationship with NLN is in violation. While NLN has publicly stated they would comply with the USDOE mandate, they have failed to fulfill this promise.


Accepting Registrations for the Fall
2015 ACEN Self-Study Forums

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.