SUMMARY OF COMMISSION ACTION

Wayne County Community College District
Program Type: Associate
Detroit, Michigan

 

This is a summary of the action taken by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at its meeting on March 13-14, 2014.

The Board of Commissioners voted to deny initial accreditation to the associate nursing program. This decision is based on the ACEN policy that programs applying for initial accreditation must be in compliance with all Accreditation Standards and Criteria.

Evidence of Non-Compliance by Accreditation Standard and Criterion

Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.1, 4.2, and 4.7

  • There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum incorporates current established professional standards, guidelines, and competencies in the development and review of the curriculum.
  • There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum is regularly reviewed for rigor by the faculty.
  • There is a lack of evidence that the allocation of credit hours and program length is congruent with national guidelines and best practices.
  • There is a lack of evidence that an identifiable credit-to-clock-hour ratio is consistently used in the calculation of course credits.

Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.5.1, 6.5.2, 6.5.3, and 6.5.4

  • There is a lack of evidence that the systematic plan for evaluation emphasizes the ongoing assessment and evaluation of the student learning outcomes, the program outcomes, and the ACEN Standards.
  • There is a lack of evidence that the systematic plan for evaluation is consistently used by the faculty to inform program decision-making.
  • There is a lack of evidence that data are aggregated and trended to guide decision-making for program improvement.
  • There is a lack of evidence that the licensure examination pass rates have consistently met the expected level of achievement.
  • There is a lack of evidence that graduates demonstrate achievement of the role competencies.
  • There is a lack of evidence that completion rates have consistently met the expected level of achievement.
  • There is a lack of evidence that methodologies are implemented to provide meaningful data related to graduate satisfaction, employer satisfaction, and job placement rates.

The associate program has the right to forward comments regarding the Commission decision to the ACEN by May 7, 2014.  The ACEN will forward to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education any comments submitted by the associate nursing program.