Call for Nominations – Nominations Close Dec. 15, 2017

ACEN Board of Commissioners and ACEN Nominating Committee

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is seeking nominations for five (5) Commissioners for the ACEN Board of Commissioners and one (1) member for the ACEN Nominating Committee. The ACEN values the perspectives of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and seeks to include the broadest range of perspectives within the composition of the Board of Commissioners.

ACEN Board of Commissioners

  1. Two (2) nurse educators representing baccalaureate and higher nursing programs; preferably at least one (1) nurse educator from baccalaureate/master’s/clinical doctorate nursing programs or from master’s/clinical doctorate nursing programs
  2. One (1) nurse educator representing associate nursing programs or one (1) nurse educator representing practical nursing programs; preferably from associate/practical nursing programs
  3. One (1) nursing clinician/practitioner representing nursing service
  4. One (1) member of the public

The Board of Commissioners is the governing board for the ACEN.

See ACEN Policy #2 Representation on Site Visit Teams, Evaluation Review Panels and the Board of Commissioners for eligibility information to serve as a nurse educator, nursing clinician/practitioner, or member of the public.

See ACEN Policy #1 for Conflicts of Interest.

See ACEN Bylaws for role and responsibilities of Commissioners.

ACEN Nominating Committee

  • One (1) nurse educator, nursing clinician/practitioner, or member of the public

The Nominating Committee prepares the slate of candidates for the ACEN Board of Commissioners from the nominations made. See ACEN Policy #1 for Conflicts of Interest.

Nomination Process

We encourage you to nominate a colleague or yourself for one of these important positions. Nominations are open from October 1, 2017 and are due to the ACEN office by December 15, 2017.We hope you will consider serving in one of these essential roles in support of nursing education programs.

  • If you are interested in serving on the Commission or Nominating Committee, please send a copy of your current resume/CV and a letter indicating interest to the ACEN office.
  • If you would like to nominate a colleague, please provide the name and contact information, and the ACEN staff will contact the individual.

Nominations should be sent to the ACEN as follows:

Jessica Dermody
Executive Assistant to the CEO
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326



The ACEN is governed by a 15-member Board of Commissioners. The Commissioners are elected by the representatives of ACEN-accredited nursing programs. The legal basis for the foundation and structure of the Commission is outlined in the Bylaws and the Articles of Incorporation.


  • Nine (9) Commissioners are nurse educators representing ACEN-accredited programs, three (3) Commissioners represent the public, and three (3) Commissioners represent nursing service. Names, credentials, and affiliations of current Commissioners are available at
  • Commissioners are diversified and ensure balanced representation from across identified constituencies insofar as possible.
  • No Governor, officer, or employee of the National League for Nursing (NLN) or employee of the ACEN may serve as a Commissioner.
  • The Board of Commissioners sets accreditation policy and makes accreditation, administrative, budget, and policy decisions.
  • Decision of accreditation status is made by the Commissioners based on review of program materials, the Site Visit Report and the site visitors’ recommendation, and the recommendation of the Evaluation Review Panel.
  • Commissioners serve as chairpersons of the Evaluation Review Panels.