SUMMARY OF COMMISSION ACTION

Savannah Technical College
Program Type: Practical
Savannah, Georgia

This is a summary of the action taken by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at its meeting on July 10-11, 2014.

The Board of Commissioners voted to deny continuing accreditation to the practical 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 by Accreditation Standard and Criterion

Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.6 and 4.8

  • There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum and instructional processes reflect educational theory, interprofessional collaboration, research, and current standards of practice.
  • The program length is not consistent with national guidelines and best practices.

The practical program has the right to forward comments regarding the Commission decision to the ACEN by August 22, 2014.  The ACEN will forward to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education any comments submitted by the practical nursing program.