The Self-Study

Programs applying for accreditation must prepare a Self-Study Report  to demonstrate the extent to which the program meets the Accreditation Standards and Criteria.

The process of self-study represents the combined effort of the governing organization administrators, nursing education unit administrators, faculty, staff, students, and other individuals concerned with the nursing program. All those associated with the program should participate in the self-study process. Broad participation leads to an understanding of the total program.


The Self-Study Forum

Learn about the 2013 Standards and Criteria and current policies in accreditation review. Gain knowledge in systematic planning for program evaluation and assessment of outcomes. Attend program specific sessions to discuss areas of mutual interests. Participate in networking opportunities. Earn continuing education credit.



The Special Session

A special session covering a specific topic is offered on the day prior to the start of the Self-Study Forum.  The session is free to all registered participants of the Forum it precedes.  The special session is not part of the Self-Study Forum agenda.  Those planning to attend a session must indicate so in the online registration form.  Attendance is not required.


  • Phoenix, AZ:  Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 9:30 AM
    A Special Session Focusing on Standard 6 Outcomes
  • Atlanta, GA:  Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 9:30 AM
     The Novice Accreditee: Making Sense of the Accreditation Process

 Spring 2016 Self-Study Forums

Phoenix Self-Study Forum
March 24-25, 2016

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel

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[Registration Open]

Atlanta Self-Study Forum
April 21-22, 2016

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center

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[Registration Open]