SUMMARY OF COMMISSION ACTION

Walla Walla University
Program Type: Baccalaureate
College Place, Washington

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 baccalaureate 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 2 Faculty and Staff, Criteria 2.1 and 2.2

  • All full-time faculty are not credentialed with a minimum of a graduate degree with a major in nursing.
  • All part-time faculty are not credentialed with a minimum of a graduate degree with a major in nursing.

The baccalaureate 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 baccalaureate nursing program.