SUMMARY OF COMMISSION ACTION

Tulsa Technology Center
Program Type: Practical
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.2

  • There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan emphasizes the ongoing assessment and evaluation of the student learning outcomes and the role-specific graduate competencies.
  • There is a lack of evidence that evaluation findings are aggregated, trended, and sufficient to inform decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of the student learning outcomes and the program outcomes.

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.