SUMMARY OF COMMISSION ACTION

Midland College
Midland, Texas

This is a summary of the action taken by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at its meeting on July 11-12, 2013.

The Board of Commissioners voted to deny continuing accreditation for the associate nursing program.  This decision is based on the ACEN policy that continuing accreditation is denied to programs with conditions status that are found to be in continued non-compliance with any Accreditation Standard.

Evidence of Non-Compliance

Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5.1, 6.5.3, and 6.5.4

  • There is a lack of evidence the systematic plan for evaluation emphasizes the ongoing assessment and evaluation of the student learning outcomes, the program outcomes, and the ACEN Standards.
  • There is a lack of evidence that aggregated evaluation findings inform program decision-making and are used to maintain or improve the student learning outcomes.
  • There is a lack of evidence that graduates demonstrate achievement of competencies appropriate to role preparation.
  • There is a lack of evidence that licensure examination pass rates are consistently at or above the national mean.
  • There is a lack of evidence that program satisfaction measures (qualitative and quantitative) address graduates and their employers.
  • There is a lack of evidence that job placement rates are addressed through quantified measures.