CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM PEER EVALUATORS

The ACEN accredits nursing programs located outside the United States and its territories and is seeking international peer evaluators to conduct accreditation site visits to international nursing programs seeking initial or continuing accreditation with the ACEN. Peer evaluators make recommendations to the ACEN Board of Commissioners. Peer evaluators are knowledgeable about common, contemporary, and best practices within the various nursing program types, appropriate curricula, and conventions and current trends in healthcare, nursing education, and/or nursing practice.

The ACEN invites individuals from outside the United States that are interested in being an ACEN peer evaluator to apply by submitting the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current CV/résumé
  • Letter of support from your governing organization
  • Information specifying international travel and work experience

The ACEN encourages individuals from outside the United States to self-nominate or nominate nurse educators and nurse clinicians/practitioners to serve as an ACEN peer evaluator to international nursing programs. Please fax your nomination to +1 (404) 975-5020 (ATTN: Peer Evaluator) or send as an email attachment to peer_evaluator@acenursing.org.

After ACEN staff review of submitted materials, selected individuals will be invited to become an ACEN peer evaluator. The selected individual must complete the peer evaluator training offered by the ACEN. This peer evaluator training is offered in an asynchronous online format, which is accessible 24/7.


ELIGIBILITY FOR SELECTION AS AN ACEN PEER EVALUATOR

Eligibility to serve as an ACEN peer evaluator is dependent on the following requirements:


APPOINTMENT

Peer evaluators that remain eligible may serve for an indefinite period of time if they receive ongoing positive site visit performance evaluations and remain current with the ACEN accreditation processes and practices.


ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS:

  • Clinical Doctorate Programs
    – Earned doctoral degree from a nationally approved or a United States accredited college/university and a graduate degree with a major in nursing
  • Master’s Degree Programs
    – Earned doctoral degree from a nationally approved or a United States accredited college/university college/university and a graduate degree with a major in nursing
  • Baccalaureate Degree Programs
    – Earned doctoral degree from a nationally approved or a United States accredited college/university college/university and a graduate degree with a major in nursing
  • Associate Degree Program
    – Graduate degree with a major in nursing from a nationally approved or a United States accredited college/university college/university
  • Diploma Programs
    – Graduate degree with a major in nursing from a nationally approved or a United States accredited college/university college/university
  • Practical Programs
    – Graduate degree with a major in nursing from a nationally approved or a United States accredited college/university college/university
  • Nurse Clinician
    – Graduate degree with a major in nursing from a nationally approved or a United States accredited college/university college/university


EXPERIENCE:

A. Nurse Educator

  1. Currently holds a full-time faculty or administrative appointment in an ACEN-accredited program.
  2. Previously held a full-time faculty or administrative appointment in an ACEN-accredited program and now holds a part-time faculty or administrative appointment in an ACEN-accredited program.
  3. Previously held a full-time faculty or administrative appointment in an ACEN-accredited program and is retired for no more than two (2) years from this position.
  4. Previously held a full-time faculty or administrative appointment in an ACEN-accredited program and then held a part-time faculty or administrative appointment in an ACEN-accredited program and is retired for no more than two (2) years from the part-time position.

The individual should also have:

  • Knowledge of postsecondary and/or higher education; curriculum and instructional methods; current issues in nursing education and practice.
  • Expertise in communication, group dynamics, information literacy, use of technology, best practices in educational and clinical settings.
  • Contributions in scholarship/research, practice, community service, professional service.

B. Nurse Clinician

  1. Full-time or part-time time position in a clinical practice environment

This individual should also have:

  • Knowledge of current nursing practice, contemporary issues in healthcare settings, transition of new graduates into nursing practice.
  • Expertise in communication, group dynamics, information literacy, use of technology, best practices for patient health and safety.
  • Contributions in scholarship/research, practice, community service, professional service.