ACEN Events in April 2023
by Greg Donaldson, BA, Senior Editor at the ACEN
Registration is now open for the Spring 2023 Self-Study Forum (SSF) as well as the Spring 2023 Program Administrator Workshop (PAW). Each event takes place in Atlanta, GA, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. The SSF takes place April 12–13, 2023, and the PAW is on April 14, 2023.
The Self-Study Forum is your opportunity to better understand the ACEN Standards and Criteria. This is a two-day workshop in which the ACEN Directors will guide you as far as preparing for peer review. Specifically, the SSF focuses more on developing Self-Study Reports and Follow-Up Reports your nursing program could be required to write soon. An opportunity also exists to earn continuing education credits.
For the Program Administrators Workshop, the ACEN’s target audience is anyone with administrative oversight of an ACEN-accredited program, an ACEN candidate program, or a nursing program thinking about pursuing ACEN accreditation. Typical attendees are nurse administrators and program coordinators of programs that are currently accredited by the ACEN with fewer than three years of experience in the role, with candidate status, or that have recently obtained ACEN accreditation. The PAW is different from the SSF; instead, it is more geared towards readying you in your administrative role, abiding by ACEN policy in your nursing program, and best practices to maintain your ACEN accreditation.