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Notice of Additional Revision – Policy #3

Job Opening: Operations Assistant

Commission Actions March 2017

ACEN 2015 Report to Constituents

Commission Approves 2017 Standards and
Criteria

Publishing Student Outcome Data

 

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ACEN is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation

CHEA-recognized

The ACEN Supports Academic Progression in Nursing

Public Notice of Additional Revisions to Policy #3

Per ACEN Policy #11, ACEN is providing notice of proposed additional revisions to Policy #3. Interested parties have the opportunity to offer comments from May 23, 2017 to June 23, 2017.

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ACEN Board of Commissioners Election
Opens April 1, 2017 Through May 31, 2017

The 2017 ACEN Board of Commissioners election will begin on April 1, 2017. Votes may be cast until May 31, 2017, and newly elected members will take office October 1, 2017.

The Nurse Administrator, as the ACEN-accredited program representative, will receive an email from Big Pulse, a third-party election vendor that the ACEN contracted to host the online election process.

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Announcing the Inaugural
ACEN Annual Accreditation Conference

The Steering Committee of the ACEN Accreditation Conference is proud to announce our Inaugural Conference scheduled July 12-14, 2018 at the Omni Atlanta Hotel – CNN Center.

The conference theme is “Quality Education through Accreditation.”

The purpose of this conference is to provide a scholarly forum in which faculty, nurse administrators, and students of ACEN-accredited programs share best practices in nursing education.

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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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