To:        ACEN Constituents

From:   Marcy Stoll, CEO

Date:     April 20, 2017

Re:        Revision of ACEN Policies #3, #4, and #7


Per ACEN Policy #11, ACEN is providing notice of proposed revisions to Policies #3, #4, and #7.  Interested parties have the opportunity to offer comments from April 20, 2017 to May 19, 2017.

The proposed revisions are based on the following:

  1. The rationale for the proposed revisions to Policy #3 is to illustrate how the accreditation of a program applies to the entire program.
  2. The rational for the proposed revisions to Policy #4 is to explain the monitoring period for standalone certificate nursing programs that are not a practical nursing program.
  3. The rationale for the proposed revisions to Policy #7 is to clarify the timeline for programs to seek candidacy with the ACEN and voluntarily withdrawing from ACEN accreditation.

Legend for proposed changes:
Proposed deletions have strikethrough and highlighted in yellow
Additions are in red text

The ACEN Board of Commissioners will take action on the proposed policies at their meeting on July 20-21, 2017.

Please provide any comments by email to acen@acenursing.org.