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The ACEN is recognized as the accrediting body for all types of nursing education programs by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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ACEN accreditation indicates to the general public and to the educational community that a nursing program has clear and appropriate educational objectives and is working to achieve these objectives.


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