Notification of Commission Action
Fall 2016 Accreditation Cycle

The following publicly available information is provided by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) concerning the accreditation status of the following programs reviewed by the ACEN Board of Commissioners during its meeting on March 9-10, 2017. Commission staff will not speculate on what decision might be made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners the next time a program is reviewed. For additional information regarding ACEN accreditation process, access the Accreditation Manual at http://www.acenursing.org/accreditation-manual

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Initial and Continuing Accreditation Actions


Initial Accreditation

The Commission granted initial accreditation to the following programs:

  • Albany Technical College (Associate) Albany, GA
  • Alpena Community College (Practical) Alpena, MI
  • Alpena Community College (Associate) Alpena, MI
  • Baptist Health College – Little Rock (Associate) Little Rock, AR
  • Fox Valley Technical College (Practical) Appleton, WI
  • Hartnell College (Practical) Salinas, CA
  • Hartnell College (Associate) Salinas, CA
  • Koç University (Baccalaureate) Istanbul, Turkey
  • National University College (Associate) Bayamon, PR
  • National University College (Baccalaureate) Bayamon, PR
  • Pickens Technical College (Practical) Aurora, CO
  • Rasmussen College – Green Bay (Associate) Green Bay, WI
  • Rasmussen College – Wausau (Associate) Wausau, WI
  • Southwestern Michigan College (Associate) Dowagiac, MI

Continuing Accreditation

The Commission granted continuing accreditation to the following programs:

  • Arkansas Tech University (Baccalaureate) Russellville, AR
  • Arkansas Tech University (Master’s) Russellville, AR
  • Austin Community College (Practical) Austin, TX
  • Austin Community College (Associate) Austin, TX
  • Beebe Medical Center (Diploma) Lewes, DE
  • Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (Practical) Upton, MA
  • Bossier Parish Community College (Associate) Bossier City, LA
  • Cedar Crest College (Baccalaureate) Allentown, PA
  • Cedar Crest College (Master’s) Allentown, PA
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (Associate) Eau Claire, WI
  • College of Southern Maryland (Practical) La Plata, MD
  • College of Southern Maryland (Associate) La Plata, MD
  • East Mississippi Community College (Associate) Mayhew, MS
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (Baccalaureate) East Stroudsburg, PA
  • Emporia State University (Baccalaureate) Emporia, KS
  • Finger Lakes Health – Geneva General Hospital (Practical) Geneva, NY
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (Baccalaureate) Jacksonville, FL
  • Gadsden State Community College (Practical) Gadsden, AL
  • Gaston College (Associate) Dallas, NC
  • George C. Wallace Community College (Practical) Dothan, AL
  • George Corley Wallace Community College – Selma (Practical) Selma, AL
  • Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (Associate) Olney, IL
  • Keiser University – Tampa (Associate) Tampa, FL
  • Lamar Community College (Associate) Lamar, CO
  • Lorain County Community College (Practical) Elyria, OH
  • Mercy College of Ohio (Associate) Toledo, OH
  • Meridian Community College (Practical) Meridian, MS
  • North Shore Community College (Associate) Danvers, MA
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Associate) Green Bay, WI
  • Northeastern Junior College (Associate) Sterling, CO
  • Northeastern State University (Baccalaureate) Muskogee, OK
  • Pikes Peak Community College (Associate) Colorado Springs, CO
  • Regis College (Master’s) Weston, MA
  • Signature Healthcare/Brockton Hospital Inc. (Diploma) Brockton, MA
  • SUNY Broome Community College (Associate) Binghamton, NY
  • Troy University (Associate) Troy, AL
  • Tuskegee University (Baccalaureate) Tuskegee, AL
  • Utah Valley University (Associate) Orem, UT
  • Utah Valley University (Baccalaureate) Orem, UT
  • Utah Valley University (Master’s) Orem, UT
  • Western Technical College (Associate) La Crosse, WI
  • Westmoreland County Community College (Associate) Youngwood, PA

Continuing Accreditation – Remove Conditions Status

The Commission accepted the follow-up report, removed the conditions status, and granted continuing accreditation to the following programs:

  • Bainbridge State College (Associate) Bainbridge, GA
  • Central Community College (Associate) Grand Island, NE
  • College of Saint Elizabeth (Baccalaureate) Morristown, NJ
  • College of Saint Elizabeth (Master’s) Morristown, NJ
  • College of Saint Mary (Baccalaureate) Omaha, NE
  • Columbia State Community College (Associate) Columbia, TN
  • Davis & Elkins College (Associate) Elkins, WV
  • Delaware Technical Community College – Terry Campus (Practical) Dover, DE
  • Delaware Technical Community College – Terry Campus (Associate) Dover, DE
  • Durham Technical Community College (Practical) Durham, NC
  • East Central University (Baccalaureate) Ada, OK
  • Greenfield Community College (Associate) Greenfield, MA
  • Harford Community College (Associate) Bel Air, MD
  • Jackson State Community College (Associate) Jackson, TN
  • Mansfield University (Baccalaureate) Mansfield, PA
  • Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley (Associate) Kansas City, MO
  • Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology (Practical) Lewistown, PA
  • Minot State University (Baccalaureate) Minot, ND
  • National American University – Kansas City/Zona Rosa (Associate) Kansas City, MO
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (Associate) Phil Campbell, AL
  • Ohio University (Associate) Athens, OH
  • Piedmont Technical College (Associate) Greenwood, SC
  • Pima County Community College District (Associate) Tucson, AZ
  • Pitt Community College (Associate) Greenville, NC
  • Rogers State University (Baccalaureate) Claremore, OK
  • Salish Kootenai College (Associate) Pablo, MT
  • San Joaquin Delta College (Associate) Stockton, CA
  • Snead State Community College (Associate) Boaz, AL
  • Texarkana College (Associate) Texarkana, TX
  • Trocaire College (Associate) Buffalo, NY
  • West Kentucky Community & Technical College (Associate) Paducah, KY
  • Youngstown State University (Baccalaureate) Youngstown, OH
  • Youngstown State University (Master’s) Youngstown, OH

The Commission removed the conditions status and granted continuing accreditation after a follow-up visit to the following programs:

  • None

Continuing Accreditation – Remove Warning Status

The Commission removed the warning status and granted continuing accreditation after a follow-up visit to the following programs:

  • Barton County Community College (Associate) Great Bend, KS
  • Bryant & Stratton College – Milwaukee West (Associate) Wauwatosa, WI
  • Everest University – Brandon (Associate) Tampa, FL
  • Los Angeles Valley College (Associate) Valley Glen, CA
  • Mount Wachusett Community College (Associate) Gardner, MA
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (Associate) Miami, OK

Continuing Accreditation – Remove Warning for Good Cause Status

The Commission removed the warning for good cause status and granted continuing accreditation after a follow-up visit to the following programs:

  • None

Affirm Continuing Accreditation

The Commission affirmed continuing accreditation after a focused visit to the following programs:

  • Aria-Jefferson Health (Diploma) Trevose, PA
  • Calhoun Community College (Associate) Decatur, AL
  • Calhoun Community College (Practical) Decatur, AL
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (Associate) Jacksonville, FL
  • North Dakota State College of Science (Practical) Wahpeton, ND
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College (Associate) Phil Campbell, AL
  • Santa Fe Community College (Associate) Santa Fe, NM
  • Tacoma Community College (Associate) Tacoma, WA
  • University of the Virgin Islands (Baccalaureate) Kingshill, St. Croix, VI
  • UPMC Jameson (Diploma) New Castle, PA

Continuing Accreditation with Conditions

The Commission granted continuing accreditation with conditions to the following programs:

  • Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences (Associate) Cincinnati, OH related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.4.1 and 6.4.2
      • The program’s three-year mean for the licensure examination pass rate has not been at or above the national mean for the same three-year period.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for program completion has been consistently met.
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College (Associate) Craig, CO related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 2 Faculty and Staff, Criterion 2.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that part-time nursing faculty hold educational qualifications as required by the state.
  • Gaston College (Practical) Lincolnton, NC related to non-complaince with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan emphasizes the ongoing assessment and evaluation of the end-of-program student learning outcomes and the program outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the assessment methods are congruent with the expected levels of achievement and result in meaningful data.
  • Henry Ford College (Associate) Dearborn, MI related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.4.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan emphasizes the ongoing assessment and evaluation of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • The program’s three-year mean for the licensure examination pass rate has not been at or above the national mean for the same three-year period.
  • Jefferson State Community College (Associate) Birmingham, AL related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.4.2 and 6.4.5
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for program completion has been consistently met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that job placement data are sufficient for program decision-making.
      • There is a lack of evidence that job placement has been assessed in a systematic and ongoing manner.
  • Louisiana Delta Community College (Associate) Monroe, LA related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1, 6.2, 6.4.2, and 6.4.5
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan emphasizes the ongoing assessment and evaluation of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that all expected levels of achievement are stated in specific and measurable terms.
      • There is a lack of evidence of a specific timeframe for the evaluation of each component of the evaluation plan.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment methods are congruent with the expected levels of achievement and result in meaningful data.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan contains a minimum of three (3) years of data for each component within the plan.
      • There is a lack of evidence of the collection and trending of data by program option prior to aggregation for the program as a whole.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for program completion has been consistently met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that program completion has been assessed in a systematic and ongoing manner.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for job placement has consistently been met.
  • Mercy Hospital, A Campus of Plantation General Hospital (Practical) Miami, FL related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan emphasizes the ongoing assessment and evaluation of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected levels of achievement are stated in specific and measurable terms.
      • There is a lack of evidence of a specific timeframe for the evaluation of each component of the evaluation plan.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the assessment methods are congruent with the expected levels of achievement and result in meaningful data.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan contains a minimum of three (3) years of data for each component within the plan.
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (Practical) Milwaukee, WI related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.7
      • There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum incorporates established professional standards, guidelines, and competencies and has clearly articulated end-of-program student learning outcomes consistent with contemporary practice.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the end-of-program student learning outcomes are used to organize the curriculum, guide the delivery of instruction, and direct learning activities.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure integrity, rigor, and currency.
      • There is a lack of evidence that evaluation methodologies measure the achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1, 6.2, and 6.4.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan emphasizes the ongoing assessment and evaluation of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that all expected levels of achievement are stated in specific and measurable terms.
      • There is a lack of evidence of a specific timeframe for the evaluation of each component of the evaluation plan.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the assessment methods are congruent with the expected levels of achievement and result in meaningful data.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan contains a minimum of three (3) years of data for each component within the plan.
      • There is a lack of evidence of the collection and trending of data by program option and date of completion prior to aggregation for the program as a whole.
      • There is a lack of evidence that program documentation reflects the analysis and use of data by the faculty in program decision-making.
      • There is a lack of evidence that strategies/actions are identified when the expected levels of achievement are not met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for program completion has been consistently met.
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (Associate) Milwaukee, WI related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.2 and 4.7
      • There is lack of evidence that the end-of-program student learning outcomes are used to organize the curriculum, guide the delivery of instruction, and direct learning activities.
      • There is lack of evidence that the evaluation methodologies measure the achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1, 6.2, and 6.4.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan emphasizes the ongoing assessment and evaluation of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that all expected levels of achievement are stated in specific and measurable terms.
      • There is a lack of evidence of a specific timeframe for the evaluation of each component of the evaluation plan.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan contains a minimum of three (3) years of data for each component within the plan.
      • There is a lack of evidence of the collection and trending of data by program option and date of completion prior to aggregation for the program as a whole.
      • There is a lack of evidence that program documentation reflects the analysis and use of data by the faculty in program decision-making.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for program completion has been consistently met.
  • Prince George’s Community College (Associate) Largo, MD related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.4.1
      • The program’s three-year mean for the licensure examination pass rate has not been at or above the national mean for the same three-year period.
  • San Jacinto College – South Campus (Associate) Houston, TX related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.7
      • There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum has clearly articulated end-of-program student learning outcomes consistent with contemporary practice.
      • There is a lack of evidence that consistent terminology is utilized when referring to the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the end-of-program student learning outcomes are used to organize the curriculum, guide the delivery of instruction, direct learning activities, and evaluate student progress.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the end-of-program student learning outcomes consistently progress throughout the curriculum.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum is developed by the faculty and regularly reviewed to ensure integrity, rigor, and currency and consistent documentation is maintained.
      • There is a lack of evidence that evaluation methodologies reflect established professional and practice competencies and measure the achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that the assessment methods are congruent with the expected levels of achievement and result in meaningful data.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan contains a minimum of three (3) years of data for each component within the plan.
  • Spokane Community College (Associate) Spokane, WA related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan emphasizes the ongoing assessment and evaluation of the end-of-program student learning outcomes and the program outcomes.

 

Continuing Accreditation with Warning

The Commission granted continuing accreditation with warning to the following programs:

  • Capital Area Career Center (Practical) Springfield, IL related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 2 Faculty and Staff, Criterion 2.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that full-time nursing faculty hold educational qualifications as required by the state.
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.1, 4.2, and 4.7
      • There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum incorporates established professional standards, guidelines, and competencies and has clearly articulated end-of-program student learning outcomes and program outcomes consistent with contemporary practice.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the end-of-program student learning outcomes are used to organize the curriculum, guide the delivery of instruction, direct learning activities, and evaluate student progress.
      • There is a lack of evidence that evaluation methodologies measure the achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan emphasizes the ongoing assessment and evaluation of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that all expected levels of achievement are stated in specific and measurable terms.
      • There is a lack of evidence of a specific timeframe for the evaluation of each component of the evaluation plan.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the assessment methods are congruent with the expected levels of achievement and result in meaningful data.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan contains a minimum of three (3) years of data for each component within the plan.
      • There is a lack of evidence that program documentation reflects the analysis and use of data by the faculty in program decision-making.
      • There is a lack of evidence that strategies/actions are identified when the expected levels of achievement are not met.

 

Continuing Accreditation with Warning for Good Cause

The Commission granted continuing accreditation with warning for good cause to the following programs:

  • Mercyhurst University (Associate) North East, PA related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, and 6.4.5
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan contains a minimum of the three (3) most recent years of data for each component within the plan.
      • The program’s three-year mean for the licensure examination pass rate has not been at or above the national mean for the same three-year period.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for program completion has been consistently met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that job placement data are sufficient for program decision-making.
  • Metropolitan Community College (Associate) Omaha, NE related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criterion 4.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum incorporates established professional standards, guidelines, and competencies and has clearly articulated end-of-program student learning outcomes and program outcomes consistent with contemporary practice.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan emphasizes the ongoing assessment and evaluation of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that all expected levels of achievement are stated in specific and measurable terms.
      • There is a lack of evidence of a specific timeframe for the evaluation of each component of the evaluation plan.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the assessment methods are congruent with the expected levels of achievement and result in meaningful data.
      • There is a lack of evidence of the collection and trending of data by program option and date of completion prior to aggregation for the program as a whole.
      • There is a lack of evidence that program documentation reflects the analysis and use of data by the faculty in program decision-making.
      • There is a lack of evidence that strategies/actions are identified when the expected levels of achievement are not met.
  • Mountainland Applied Technology College (Practical) Lehi, UT related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that all expected levels of achievement are stated in specific and measurable terms.
      • There is a lack of evidence of a specific timeframe for the evaluation of each component within the plan.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the assessment methods are congruent with the expected levels of achievement and result in meaningful data.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan contains a minimum of three (3) years of data for each component within the plan.
  • Salem Community College (Associate) Carneys Point, NJ related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1, 6.2, and 6.4.5
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan emphasizes the ongoing assessment and evaluation of the end-of-program student learning outcomes and the program outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that all expected levels of achievement are stated in specific and measurable terms.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the assessment methods are congruent with the expected levels of achievement and result in meaningful data.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan contains a minimum of three (3) years of data for each component within the plan.
      • There is a lack of evidence that program documentation reflects the analysis and use of data by the faculty in program decision-making.
      • There is a lack of evidence that strategies/actions are identified when the expected levels of achievement are not met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that job placement has been assessed in a systematic and ongoing manner.

 

Affirm Continuing Accreditation, Change Status to Continuing Accreditation with Conditions

The Commission affirmed the continuing accreditation and changed the accreditation status to continuing accreditation with conditions after a focused visit to the following program:

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network (Diploma) Pottsville, PA related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 3 Students, Criterion 3.6
      • There is a lack of evidence of compliance with the Higher Education Reauthorization Act Title IV eligibility and certification requirements is maintained.

Affirm Continuing Accreditation, Change Status to Continuing Accreditation with Warning

The Commission affirmed the continuing accreditation and changed the accreditation status to continuing accreditation with warning after a focused visit to the following programs.

  • None

Affirm Continuing Accreditation, Change Status to Continuing Accreditation with Warning for Good Cause

The Commission changed the accreditation status to continuing accreditation with warning for good cause after a focused visit to the following programs:

  • None

Adverse Actions

Any program denied initial or continuing accreditation has the right to forward comments regarding the Commission decision to the ACEN by May 5, 2016. The ACEN will forward to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education any comments submitted by the nursing program.


Deny Initial Accreditation

The Commission denied initial accreditation to the following program:

  • None

Deny Continuing Accreditation

The Commission denied continuing accreditation to the following program

  • None

Substantive Change Actions


The Commission accepted the substantive change report for the following programs:

  • American Sentinel University (Clinical Doctorate) Aurora, CO related to an increase in enrollment, and the addition of informatics program option.
  • Bryan College of Health Sciences (Master’s) Lincoln, NE related to the implementation of a RN-to-MSN program option.
  • Bryant and Stratton College – Milwaukee West (Associate) Wauwatosa, WI related to the implementation of a practical nursing program, and baccalaureate nursing program with an RN-to-BSN option.
  • Calhoun Community College (Associate) Decatur, AL related to a decline in licensure examination pass rate.
  • Casper College (Associate) Casper, WY related to a decline in licensure examination pass rate.
  • Centra Health, Inc. (Associate) Lynchburg, VA related to an increase in enrollment.
  • Clark State Community College (Associate) Springfield, OH related to decline in licensure examination pass rate.
  • Community College of Allegheny County (Associate) Pittsburgh, PA related to a decline in program completion rate.
  • Del Mar College (Associate) Corpus Christi, TX related to curriculum revisions.
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Baccalaureate) Tallahassee, FL related to decrease in licensure examination pass rate.
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (Baccalaureate) Jacksonville, FL related to curriculum revisions.
  • Front Range Community College – Westminster (Associate) Westminster, CO related to the implementation of an Advanced Placement LPN-to ADN Bridge program option.
  • Gadsden State Community College (Associate) Gadsden, AL related to a decline in licensure examination pass rate.
  • Harrison College – Indianapolis East (Associate) Indianapolis, IN related to the acquisition of a nursing program.
  • Helena College – University of Montana (Associate) Helena, MT related to an increase in enrollment.
  • Missoula College – University of Montana (Associate) Missoula, MT related to an increase in enrollment.
  • Monroe County Community College (Associate) Monroe, MI related to a decline in program completion rate.
  • Nightingale College (Associate) Ogden, UT related to a showcause action by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Ohlone College (Associate) Newark, CA related to a decline in licensure examination pass rate.
  • Pellissippi State Community College (Associate) Knoxville, TN related to curriculum revisions.
  • Piedmont College (Baccalaureate) Demorest, GA related to the inactivation of a RN-to-BSN program option.
  • Rochester Community & Technical College (Practical) Rochester, MN related to an increase in enrollment.
  • Rogers State University (Associate) Claremore, OK related to a decline in program completion rate.
  • Sharon Regional Health System (Diploma) Sharon, PA related to a change in status with Title IV certification and eligibility requirements.
  • Southern Adventist University (Associate) Collegedale, TN, related to a decline in licensure examination pass rate.
  • St. Joseph School of Nursing (Associate) Nashua, NH related a decline in licensure examination pass rate.
  • Quincy College (Associate) Quincy, MA related to a decline in licensure examination pass rate.
  • Rogers State University (Associate) Claremore, OK related to decline in program completion rate.
  • Tarrant County College (Associate) Fort Worth, TX related to an increase in enrollment.
  • Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences (Associate) Rock Island, IL related to a change in control of the governing organization.
  • Tuskegee University (Baccalaureate) Tuskegee, AL related to a warning action from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • University of Alaska at Anchorage (Master’s) Anchorage, AK related to the implementation of a family nurse practitioner program option.
  • University of Pittsburgh at Titusville (Associate) Titusville, PA related to a decline in licensure examination pass rate.
  • Youngstown State University (Master’s) Youngstown, OH related to the implementation of an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner post-master’s certificate.

 

The Commission accepted the substantive change report and requested a follow-up report for the following programs:

  • None

The Commission accepted the substantive change report and authorized a focused visit for the following programs

  • Bevill State Community College (Associate, Practical) Jasper, AL related to curriculum revisions.
  • Blinn College (Associate) Bryan, TX related to the addition of an off-campus instructional site located at 902 College Avenue, Arts and Sciences Building, Room #107, Brenham, Texas 77805.
  • Galen College of Nursing – Louisville (Associate) Louisville, KY related to the addition of an off-campus instructional site located at 100 Airport Gardens Road Hazard KY 41701.
  • Indiana University Kokomo (Master’s) Kokomo, IN related to the implementation of a family nurse practitioner program option.
  • Langston University (Baccalaureate) Langston, OK related to a decline in licensure examination pass rate and a change in status with OBON.
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill South Jackson Street (Diploma) Pottsville, PA related to a change in ownership.
  • Louisiana State University at Eunice (Associate) Eunice, LA related to the addition of an off-campus instructional site located at located at the Lafayette General Southwest building at 4212 West Congress, Lafayette LA 70506.
  • Luna Community College (Associate) Las Vegas, NM related to the implementation of a new curriculum.
  • Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (Associate) Opp, AL related to the implementation of a new curriculum.
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (Baccalaureate) Greensboro, NC related to the addition of an off-campus instructional site located at 124 East Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro, NC 27406.
  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (Baccalaureate) New York, NY related to the implementation of distance education for more than 50% of the credits in the program of study.
  • Prospect Education – Charter College (Associate) Anchorage, AK related to the increased enrollment and the implementation of a new curriculum.
  • Regis College (Master’s) Weston, MA related to an increase in enrollment, and the addition of distance education for 50% or more of the credits in the nursing program of study.
  • Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Inc. (Practical) Glen Dale, WV related to a change in ownership of the governing organization.
  • Roane State Community College (Associate) Harriman, TN related to curriculum revisions.
  • Santa Ana College (Associate) Santa Ana, CA related to the implementation of a new curriculum.
  • South College (Baccalaureate) Knoxville, TN related to the addition of an off-campus instructional site located the Parkside Learning site at 616 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN 37214.
  • Southern Regional Technical College (Associate) Thomasville, GA related to the addition of two (2) off-campus instructional sites located at the Tifton site at 52 Tech Drive, Tifton, GA 31794, and North Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, GA 31768.
  • St. Vincent’s College (Associate) Bridgeport, CT related to the addition of an off-campus instructional site located at the Danbury Hospital – Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) site at 24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, Connecticut 06810.
  • University of New Mexico – Taos (Associate) Ranchos de Taos, NM related to the implementation of a new curriculum.
  • University of North Carolina – Greensboro (Baccalaureate) Greensboro, NC related to the addition of six (6) off-campus instructional sites located at Davidson County Community College site at 297 DCCC Road, Thomasville, North Carolina 27360; The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College site at 399 Biotechnology Lane, Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081; The Alamance Community College site at 1247 Jimmie Kerr Road, Graham, North Carolina 27253; The Gaston site at 201 Highway 321 South, Dallas, North Carolina 28034; the Piedmont site at 1715 College Drive, Roxboro, North Carolina 27573; and the Forsyth site located at 2100 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
  • Weber State University (Master’s) Ogden, UT related to the implementation of a nurse practitioner program option.
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (Practical) Sioux City, IA related to the addition of an off-campus instructional site located at the Cherokee Campus site at 200 Victory Drive Cherokee, Iowa, 51012.

 

The Commission denied the substantive change report for the following programs:

  • None

Definitions


Continuing Accreditation: A determination by the ACEN Board of Commissioners that a nursing program is in compliance with all Accreditation Standards.

Continuing Accreditation with Conditions: A measure imposed by the ACEN Board of Commissioners following the determination of non-compliance with one (1) or two (2) Accreditation Standards. Next review and follow-up action(s) are determined by the Board of Commissioners.

Continuing Accreditation with Warning: A measure imposed by the ACEN Board of Commissioners following the determination of non-compliance with three (3) or more Accreditation Standards. Next review and follow-up action(s) are determined by the Board of Commissioners.

Continuing Accreditation with Warning for Good Cause: A measure imposed by the ACEN Board of Commissioners following the determination that a nursing program has not remedied deficiencies at the conclusion of its maximum monitoring period and the program has (a) has demonstrated significant recent accomplishments in addressing ; (b) has documented that it has the potential to remedy all deficiencies within the extended period as defined by the Commission; that is, that the program provides evidence which makes it reasonable for the Commission to determine it will remedy all deficiencies within the extended time defined by the Commission; and (c) provides assurance to the Commission that it is not aware of any other reasons, other than those identified by the Commission, why the nursing program could not be continued for good cause.

Denied Initial Accreditation: A determination by the ACEN Board of Commissioners that a nursing program is in non-compliance with one or more Accreditation Standard.

Denied Continuing Accreditation: A determination by the ACEN Board of Commissioners that a nursing program on conditions, warning, or warning for good cause is found to be in continued non-compliance with any Accreditation Standard. Thereafter the nursing program is removed from the listings of accredited programs.

Focused Visit: A site visit authorized by the ACEN Board of Commissioners to review significant accreditation-related information disclosed about a program as a result of:

A substantive change;

Information revealed about a program between periods of scheduled review;

Information received from the governing organization’s accrediting body related to an adverse action;

Information received from the program’s state regulatory agency for nursing related to a change in its status;

Information revealed by a program during the Evaluation Review Panel process;

Information received from the U.S. Department of Education regarding a program’s compliance responsibilities under Title IV of the Higher Education Act such as information related to a program’s most recent student loan default rates, the results of financial or compliance audits, program reviews, and any other information that may be provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Follow-up Report: A report prepared by a program addressing the Standard(s) for which the nursing program was found to be in non-compliance during the program’s previous review by the ACEN Board of Commissioners.

Initial Accreditation: A determination by the ACEN Board of Commissioners that a nursing program is in compliance with all Accreditation Standards.

Remove the Conditions Status and Grant Continuing Accreditation: A determination by the ACEN Board of Commissioners that a nursing program is in compliance with the Accreditation Standard(s) that the program was found to be in non-compliance during the program’s previous review by the ACEN Board of Commissioners.

Remove the Warning for Good Cause Status and Grant Continuing Accreditation: A determination by the ACEN Board of Commissioners that a nursing program is in compliance with the Accreditation Standards that the program was found to be in non-compliance during the program’s previous review by the ACEN Board of Commissioners.

Remove the Warning Status and Grant Continuing Accreditation: A determination by the ACEN Board of Commissioners that a nursing program is in compliance with the Accreditation Standard(s) that the program was found to be in non-compliance during the program’s previous review by the ACEN Board of Commissioners.

Standard:
See ACEN 2013 Standards and Criteria
Clinical Doctorate
Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate
Baccalaureate
Associate
Diploma
Practical
See ACEN 2017 Standards and Criteria
Clinical Doctorate
Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate
Baccalaureate
Associate
Diploma
Practical

 

Substantive Change Report: A report submitted by an accredited program informing the ACEN of a significant modification or expansion of the nature and scope of a nursing program and/or nursing education unit.