Notification of Commission Actions
Spring 2018 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 July 10-11, 2018. 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

Access the ACEN 2017 Standards and Criteria by program type:

Initial and Continuing Accreditation Actions


Initial Accreditation

The Commission granted initial accreditation to the following programs:

  • Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations (Associate) West Palm Beach, FL
  • Baptist Health System School of Health Professions (Master’s) San Antonio, TX
  • Columbia Central University (Baccalaureate) Caguas, PR
  • Delaware Technical Community College (Baccalaureate) Dover, DE
  • Eastern International College (Associate) Belleville, NJ
  • Eastern Wyoming College (Associate) Douglas, WY
  • Florida Keys Community College (Associate) Key West, FL
  • Fortis College – Orange Park (Associate) Orange Park, FL
  • Hudson County Community College (Associate) Jersey City, NJ
  • Illinois Central College (Practical) Peoria, IL
  • Jersey College – Fort Lauderdale (Associate) Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Jersey College – Jacksonville (Associate) Jacksonville, FL
  • Jersey College – Tampa (Associate) Tampa, FL
  • Keiser University – Port St. Lucie (Associate) Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Lakeshore Technical College (Practical) Cleveland, WI
  • Management Resources Inc. dba Miami Regional University (Baccalaureate) Miami Springs, FL
  • Midway University (Master’s) Midway, KY
  • Monroe College (Associate) Bronx, NY
  • Monroe College (Baccalaureate) Bronx, NY
  • New Castle County Vocational-Technical School (Practical) New Castle, DE
  • North Florida Community College (Associate) Madison, FL
  • North Florida Community College (Baccalaureate) Madison, FL
  • Rasmussen College – Bloomington (Associate) Bloomington, MN
  • Rasmussen College – Mankato (Associate) Mankato, MN
  • Rasmussen College – Mankato (Practical) Mankato, MN
  • Rasmussen College – St. Cloud (Associate) St. Cloud, MN
  • Rasmussen College – St. Cloud (Practical) St. Cloud, MN
  • Southeastern College – Miami Lakes (Associate) Miami Lakes, FL

Continuing Accreditation

The Commission granted continuing accreditation to the following programs:

  • Andrews University (Baccalaureate) Berrien Springs, MI
  • Bethel College (Baccalaureate) Mishawaka, IN
  • Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (Associate) Concord, NC
  • Carl Albert State College (Associate) Poteau, OK
  • Carolinas HealthCare System (Associate) Charlotte, NC
  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (Associate) Mesa, AZ
  • Chester County Intermediate Unit (Practical) Downingtown, PA
  • College of Southern Nevada (Associate) Las Vegas, NV
  • College of Western Idaho (Associate) Nampa, ID
  • Del Mar College (Associate) Corpus Christi, TX
  • Dyersburg State Community College (Associate) Dyersburg, TN
  • Elgin Community College (Associate) Elgin, IL
  • Elizabethtown Community & Technical College (Associate) Elizabethtown, KY
  • Ellis Medicine (Associate) Schenectady, NY
  • Finger Lakes Community College (Associate) Canandaigua, NY
  • Glendale Community College (Associate) Glendale, AZ
  • Lansing Community College (Associate) Lansing, MI
  • Los Angeles Harbor College (Associate) Wilmington, CA
  • Meridian Community College (Associate) Meridian, MS
  • Minneapolis Community & Technical College (Associate) Minneapolis, MN
  • Missouri State University – West Plains (Associate) West Plains, MO
  • Montgomery College – Takoma Park Campus (Associate) Takoma Park, MD
  • Nashville State Community College (Associate) Nashville, TN
  • Niagara County Community College (Associate) Sanborn, NY
  • Northern Tier Career Center (Practical) Towanda, PA
  • Northern Virginia Community College (Associate) Springfield, VA
  • Owens Community College (Associate) Perrysburg, OH
  • Pellissippi State Community College (Associate) Knoxville, TN
  • Polytech Adult Education (Practical) Woodside, DE
  • Quinsigamond Community College (Practical) Worcester, MA
  • Riverside Health System (Practical) Newport News, VA
  • Rogers State University (Associate) Claremore, OK
  • Scottsdale Community College (Associate) Scottsdale, AZ
  • South Florida State College (Associate) Avon Park, FL
  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center (Associate) Utica, NY
  • Texas A&M International University (Baccalaureate) Laredo, TX
  • Treasure Valley Community College (Associate) Ontario, OR
  • Ulster County Community College (Associate) Stone Ridge, NY
  • University of Guam (Baccalaureate) Mangilao, GU
  • University of New England (Baccalaureate) Portland, ME
  • University of Pikeville (Baccalaureate) Pikeville, KY
  • Ventura College (Associate) Ventura, CA

 

Continuing Accreditation – Remove Conditions Status

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

  • Baptist Health System School of Health Professions (Associate) San Antonio, TX
  • Brightwood College (Practical) Las Vegas, NV
  • Carteret Community College (Associate) Morehead City, NC
  • Colorado State University – Pueblo (Baccalaureate) Pueblo, CO
  • Columbus State Community College (Associate) Columbus, OH
  • El Centro College (Practical) Dallas, TX
  • Great Plains Technology Center (Practical) Lawton, OK
  • Greene County Career & Technology Center (Practical) Waynesburg, PA
  • Herzing University – Akron Campus (Associate) Akron, OH
  • Howard College (Associate) Big Spring, TX
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico – Arecibo Campus (Baccalaureate) Arecibo, PR
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico – Metropolitan Campus (Associate) San Juan, PR
  • Lehigh Valley Health Hospital – Schuylkill South Jackson Street (Diploma) Pottsville, PA
  • Louisiana State University at Eunice (Associate) Eunice, LA
  • Metro Technology Centers (Practical) Oklahoma City, OK
  • Moore Norman Technology Center (Practical) Norman, OK
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (Associate) Springfield, MO
  • St. Joseph School of Nursing/ Prospect CharterCARE SJHSRI, LLC – Our Lady of Fatima Hospital (Diploma) North Providence, RI
  • Suffolk County Community College (Associate) Selden, NY
  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (Associate) Canton, NY
  • Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo (Associate) Arecibo, PR
  • Valencia College (Associate) Orlando, FL
  • Webster University (Baccalaureate) St. Louis, MO
  • Webster University (Master’s) St. Louis, MO

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:

  • None

Continuing Accreditation – Remove Good Cause Status

The Commission removed the 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:

  • Andrews University (Baccalaureate) Berrien Springs, MI
  • Bethel College (Baccalaureate) Mishawaka, IN
  • Cedar Crest College (Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate) Allentown, PA
  • Cloud County Community College (Associate) Concordia, KS
  • Endicott College (Baccalaureate) Beverly, MA
  • Germanna Community College – Locust Grove (Associate) Locust Grove, VA
  • Gordon State College (Baccalaureate) Barnesville, GA
  • H. Trenholm State Community College (Practical) Montgomery, AL
  • Indiana University East (Baccalaureate) Richmond, IN
  • John Tyler Community College (Associate) Midlothian, VA
  • Lansing Community College (Associate) Lansing, MI
  • Northwest State Community College (Associate) Archbold, OH
  • Roane State Community College (Associate) Harriman, TN
  • St. Catherine University (Baccalaureate) Saint Paul, MN
  • St. Catherine University (Clinical Doctorate) Saint Paul, MN
  • University of Pikeville (Baccalaureate) Pikeville, KY
  • Utah State University (Associate) Logan, UT
  • Utah State University (Practical) Logan, UT
  • Vincennes University (Associate) Vincennes, IN
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (Practical) Sioux City, IA

Continuing Accreditation with Conditions

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

  • None

Continuing Accreditation with Warning

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

  • None 

Continuing Accreditation for Good Cause

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

  • None

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:

  • None

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 for Good Cause

The Commission changed the accreditation status to continuing accreditation 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 9, 2018. 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

 


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 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 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 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 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.