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Commission Approves 2017 Standards and              Criteria

Publishing Student Outcome Data

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The ACEN Supports Academic Progression in Nursing

ACEN Board Approves
2017 Standards and Criteria for Accreditation

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is pleased to announce that after careful review and consideration of all comments received, the ACEN Board of Commissioners voted at its July 2016 meeting to approve the revisions to the Standards.


ACEN Board of Commissioners Elections
Open Through July 31, 2016

The 2016 ACEN Board of Commissioners elections began on June 1, 2016. Votes may be cast until July 31, 2016, and newly elected members will take office October 1, 2016.


ACEN Self-Study Forums

Registration for the Fall 2016 Self-Study Forums is still available.  We are excited to offer the Forums in two locations, Atlanta  and Baltimore.  The Forums will feature the 2017 ACEN Standards and Criteria.  Each Forum will also 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.

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?