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ACEN Peer Evaluators
by Renski Davis-Buckley, PHR, MSSW, MHPP, MCLP, Human Resources Specialist at the ACEN
Serving as a peer evaluator is a great way to assist in the progression of nursing education and nursing practices. Peer evaluators provide each institution/nursing program with the benefit of receiving their expertise while actively widening their own professional network within the nursing education community.
The process of accreditation requires peer evaluators to review nursing programs to ensure that they have met the ACEN’s Standards and Criteria. Without the volunteer service of peer evaluators, this process would not be possible.
The ACEN’s peer-review process requires the expertise of nursing educators, clinicians, and administrators from all levels of nursing since ACEN accredits all program types: diploma, practical, associate, baccalaureate, master’s/post-master’s certificate, clinical doctorate/DNP specialist certificate, as well as transition-to-practice programs. To become a peer evaluator for the ACEN, you must submit a current résumé (or a curriculum vitae) and complete a short eligibility application. Once received and approved by ACEN Staff, online peer evaluator training must be completed before being able to serve on a site visit team.
We are hoping that you will volunteer to extend your services and ability to continue nursing educational success.