Notification of Commission Actions
Fall 2017 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 8–9, 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:

  • Andrews University (Clinical Doctorate) Berrien Springs, MI
  • Bryant & Stratton College – Milwaukee West (Practical) Wauwatosa, WI
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (Associate) Hudson, NC
  • Education Futures Group Computer Career Center, A Division of Vista College (Practical) Las Cruces, NM
  • Fortis Institute – Pensacola (Associate) Pensacola, FL
  • Galen College of Nursing – San Antonio (Associate) San Antonio, TX
  • Kellogg Community College (Associate) Battle Creek, MI
  • Kishwaukee College (Associate) Malta, IL
  • Management Resources Inc. dba Miami Regional University (Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate) Miami Springs, FL
  • North Dakota State College of Science (Associate) Wahpeton, ND
  • Riverland Community College (Practical) Austin, MN
  • Riverside Health System (Associate) Newport News, VA
  • Saint Michael College of Allied Health (Practical) Washington, D.C.
  • South Central College (Associate) North Mankato, MN
  • South Central College (Practical) North Mankato, MN
  • SOWELA Technical Community College (Associate) Lake Charles, LA
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (Associate) Valdosta, GA

Continuing Accreditation

The Commission granted continuing accreditation to the following programs:

  • Beth Israel Medical Center (Associate) New York, NY
  • Central Texas College (Associate) Killeen, TX
  • Chattanooga State Community College (Associate) Chattanooga, TN
  • Coastal Alabama Community College (Associate) Bay Minette, AL
  • Coastal Alabama Community College (Practical) Bay Minette, AL
  • Columbus Technical College (Associate) Columbus, GA
  • Delaware Technical Community College – Jack F. Owens Campus (Associate) Georgetown, DE
  • Des Moines Area Community College (Associate) Ankeny, IA
  • Dillard University (Baccalaureate) New Orleans, LA
  • Endicott College (Master’s) Beverly, MA
  • Estrella Mountain Community College (Associate) Avondale, AZ
  • Fortis College – Salt Lake (Associate) Salt Lake City, UT
  • Frontier Nursing University (Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate) Hyden, KY
  • Gateway Community College (Associate) New Haven, CT
  • Gateway Community College (Associate) Phoenix, AZ
  • Indiana State University (Clinical Doctorate) Terre Haute, IN
  • Kennebec Valley Community College (Associate) Fairfield, ME
  • Lake Superior College (Associate) Duluth, MN
  • Lake Superior College (Practical) Duluth, MN
  • Lamar University (Master’s) Beaumont, TX
  • Lamar University (Baccalaureate) Beaumont, TX
  • Lewis & Clark Community College (Associate) Godfrey, IL
  • Lincoln University (Baccalaureate) Jefferson City, MO
  • Lincoln University (Associate) Jefferson City, MO
  • Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania (Baccalaureate) Clearfield, PA
  • Mesa Community College (Associate) Mesa, AZ
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College (Associate) Waterbury, CT
  • Northeastern State University (Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate) Muskogee, OK
  • Northwestern Connecticut Community College (Associate) Winsted, CT
  • Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (Associate) Helena-West Helena, AR
  • Phoenix College (Associate) Phoenix, AZ
  • Polk State College (Baccalaureate) Winter Haven, FL
  • Polk State College (Associate) Winter Haven, FL
  • Richland Community College (Associate) Decatur, IL
  • Rose State College (Associate) Midwest City, OK
  • Sampson Community College (Associate) Clinton, NC
  • Sampson Community College (Practical) Clinton, NC
  • Santa Fe College (Associate) Gainseville, FL
  • Schoolcraft College (Associate) Livonia, MI
  • Schoolcraft College (Practical) Livonia, MI
  • Southern Regional Technical College (Associate) Thomasville, GA
  • Southwest Tennessee Community  College (Associate) Memphis, TN
  • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (Associate) Fennimore, WI
  • St. John’s College (Baccalaureate) Springfield, IL
  • St. Johns River State College (Associate) Palatka, FL
  • St. Joseph School of Nursing (Associate) Nashua, NH
  • St. Luke’s College (Associate) Sioux City, IA
  • Tallahassee Community College (Associate) Tallahassee, FL
  • University of Cincinnati – Blue Ash (Associate) Blue Ash, OH
  • Wallace State Community College (Practical) Hanceville, AL
  • Wallace State Community College (Associate) Hanceville, AL

Continuing Accreditation – Remove Conditions Status

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

  • Black Hawk College (Associate) Moline, IL
  • Carrington College – Reno (Associate) Reno, NV
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (Associate) Cincinnati, OH
  • College of DuPage (Associate) Glen Ellyn, IL
  • College of Staten Island – CUNY (Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate) Staten Island, NY
  • College of Staten Island – CUNY (Baccalaureate) Staten Island, NY
  • College of Staten Island – CUNY (Associate) Staten Island, NY
  • Dickinson State University (Practical) Dickinson, ND
  • Dodge City Community College (Associate) Dodge City, KS
  • Fortis College – Indianapolis (Associate) Indianapolis, IN
  • Georgia Highlands College (Associate) Rome, GA
  • Helene Fuld College of Nursing (Associate) New York, NY
  • Houston Baptist University (Baccalaureate) Houston, TX
  • Jefferson County-DuBois AVTS (Practical) Reynoldsville, PA
  • Lake-Sumter State College (Associate) Leesburg, FL
  • Lawson State Community College (Associate) Birmingham, AL
  • Lawson State Community College (Practical) Birmingham, AL
  • Luna Community College (Associate) Las Vegas, NM
  • Midland University (Baccalaureate) Fremont, NE
  • Southeast Community College (Associate) Lincoln, NE
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (Associate) Cumberland, KY
  • Southwestern Illinois College (Associate) Belleville, IL
  • Suffolk County Community College (Practical) Selden, NY
  • University of Hawaii Maui College (Associate) Kahului, HI
  • West Virginia Northern Community College (Associate) Wheeling, WV
  • Western Kentucky University (Associate) Bowling Green, KY

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:

  • Alcorn State University (Associate) Natchez, MS
  • Baltimore City Community College (Associate) Baltimore, MD
  • Eastern New Mexico University (Baccalaureate) Portales, NM
  • Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing (Associate) Geneva, NY
  • North Carolina Central University (Baccalaureate) Durham, NC
  • Three Rivers College (Associate) Poplar Bluff, MO

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:

  • Northeast Alabama Community College (Practical) Rainsville, AL

Affirm Continuing Accreditation

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

  • Chipola College (Associate) Marianna, FL
  • Gadsden State Community College (Associate) Gadsden, AL
  • Gadsden State Community College (Practical) Gadsden, AL
  • Galen College of Nursing – Louisville (Associate) Louisville, KY
  • Golden West College (Associate) Huntington Beach, CA
  • Louisiana State University at Eunice (Associate) Eunice, LA
  • Luna Community College (Associate) Las Vegas, NM
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (Associate) Rainsville, AL
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (Practical) Rainsville, AL
  • Saint Joseph’s College (Baccalaureate) Brooklyn, NY
  • Santa Ana College (Associate) Santa Ana, CA
  • South College (Baccalaureate) Knoxville, TN
  • Southeast Community College (Associate) Lincoln, NE
  • University of Tulsa (Baccalaureate) Tulsa, OK
  • UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside (Diploma) Pittsburgh, PA

Continuing Accreditation with Conditions

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

  • Bay de Noc Community College (Associate) Escanaba, MI related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.2 and 4.7
      • 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 course student learning outcomes/course objectives consistently progress throughout the curriculum in support of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • 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 expected levels of achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes are consistently met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for the first-time test takers during the same 12-month period on the licensure examination has been consistently met.
  • Chaffey College (Associate) Rancho Cucamonga, CA related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.1, 4.2, and 4.7
      • There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum is consistent with contemporary nursing practice and has clearly articulated 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, and direct learning activities.
      • There is a lack of evidence that evaluation methodologies measure the achievement of the end-of-program student leaning outcomes.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
  • Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell (Associate) Roswell, NM related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 2 Faculty and Staff, Criterion 2.4
      • There is a lack of evidence that preceptors are academically qualified, oriented, mentored, and have clearly documented roles and responsibilities.
  • Hagerstown Community College (Practical) Hagerstown, MD related to non-compliance with:
    • 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.
      • 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 course student learning outcomes/course objectives consistently progress throughout the curriculum in support of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that evaluation methodologies are varied and measure that achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected levels of achievement of the end-of- program student learning outcomes are consistently met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
  • Hudson Valley Community College (Associate) Troy, NY related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
  • Kean University (Master’s) Union, NJ related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1, 6.3, and 6.4
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes and role-specific professional competencies.
      • There is a lack of evidence that expected levels of achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes are consistently met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ achievement in completion of the nursing program.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ completion of the nursing program.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which graduates of the nursing program are employed.
  • Maria College (Baccalaureate) Albany, NY related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected levels of achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcome are consistently met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in  program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
  • Redlands Community College (Associate) El Reno, OK related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criterion 4.2
      • 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.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.3
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students complete the nursing program.
      • 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 the program demonstrates the evaluation plan contains expected level(s) of achievement determined by the faculty and reflecting student demographics for students’ achievement in completing the nursing program.
  • Shoreline Community College (Associate) Shoreline, WA related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 1 Mission and Administrative Capacity, Criteria 1.8 and 1.9
      • There is a lack of evidence that the nurse administrator has sufficient time and resources to fulfill the role responsibilities.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the nurse administrator has the authority and responsibility for administration of the program.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the nurse administrator has the authority to prepare and administer the program budget.
  • Terra State Community College (Associate) Fremont, OH related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.4
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected levels of achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes are consistently met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which graduates of the nursing program are employed.
  • Trocaire College (Practical) Buffalo, NY related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.2 and 6.4
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for first-time test takers during the same 12-month period on the licensure examination has been consistently met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for job placement has been consistently met.
  • University of Dundee (Master’s) Dundee, DD1 4HJ, Scotland related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.4
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected levels of achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes are consistently met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end- of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which graduates of the nursing program are employed.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of graduates being employed.
      • There is a lack of evidence of a minimum of the three (3) most recent years of available job placement data and that data are aggregated for the program as a whole.

Continuing Accreditation with Warning

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

  • Nightingale College (Associate) Salt Lake City, UT related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 3 Students, Criterion 3.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that information intended to inform the public is accurate, clear, consistent, and accessible.
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.2, 4.3, 4.7, 4.9, and 4.11
      • 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 a lack of evidence that the course student learning outcomes/course objectives consistently progress throughout the curriculum in support of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is lack of evidence that the curriculum is developed by the faculty and regularly reviewed to ensure, integrity, rigor, and currency.
      • There is lack of evidence that evaluation methodologies are varied, reflect established professional and practice competencies, and measure the achievement of end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is lack of evidence the student clinical experiences and practice learning environments support the achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that learning activities, instructional materials, and evaluation methods are appropriate for all delivery formats and consistent with the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for first-time test takers during the same 12-month period on the licensure examination has been consistently met.

Continuing Accreditation for Good Cause

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

  • Berkshire Community College (Associate) Pittsfield, MA related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.3
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected levels of achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes are consistently met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of- program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students complete the nursing program.
  • Shawnee State University (Baccalaureate) Portsmouth, OH related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.4
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of- program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which graduates of the nursing program are employed.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of graduates being employed.
  • Shawnee State University (Associate) Portsmouth, OH related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • Ensure the program demonstrates evidence that there are regular intervals for assessment for each end-of-program student learning outcome.
      • Ensure the program demonstrates evidence of a minimum of the three (3) most recent years of available licensure examination pass rate data disaggregated by program option.
      • Ensure the program demonstrates evidence that the evaluation plan contains data that are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ achievement in completion of the program.
      • Ensure that strategies/actions are identified when the expected levels of achievement for the licensure examination are not met.
      • Ensure the program demonstrates evidence of a minimum of the three (3) most recent years of available program completion data and that data are aggregated for the nursing program as a whole as well as disaggregated by program option.
      • Ensure the program demonstrates evidence that there is ongoing assessment of job placement.

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:

  • Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Associate) Phenix City, AL related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.3
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for program completion has been consistently met.
  • Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Practical) Phenix City, AL related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.3
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for program completion has been consistently met.
  • Hagerstown Community College (Associate) Hagerstown, MD related to non-compliance with:
    • 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.
      • 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 course student learning outcomes/course objectives consistently progress throughout the curriculum in support of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that evaluation methodologies 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 expected levels of achievement of the end-of- program student learning outcomes are consistently met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
  • Kean University (Baccalaureate) Union, NJ related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.4
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of graduates being employed.
  • Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (Associate) Opp, AL related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.1 and 4.7
      • 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 course student learning outcomes/course objectives consistently progress throughout the curriculum in support of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that evaluation methodologies are varied, reflect established professional and practice competencies, and measure the achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
  • Norfolk State University (Baccalaureate) Norfolk, VA related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.2 and 4.3
      • 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 developed by the faculty and regularly reviewed to ensure integrity, rigor, and currency.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ success on the licensure examination.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently used in program decision making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ success on the licensure examination.
  • Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Inc. (Practical) Glen Dale, WV related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected levels of achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes are consistently met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for first-time test takers during the same 12-month period on the licensure examination has been consistently met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students succeed on the licensure examination.
  • Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences (Associate) New York, NY related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.2 and 6.4
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for first-time test takers during the same 12-month period on the licensure examination has been consistently met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ success on the licensure examination.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for job placement has been consistently met.
      • There is a lack of evidence of a minimum of the three (3) most recent years of available job placement data and that data are aggregated for the program as a whole.

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.