Standards and Criteria

Standards and Criteria

The ACEN Standards are agreed-upon expectations to measure educational quality, while the Criteria are statements identifying the elements that need to be examined to evaluate the Standards.

Click below to view the ACEN Standards and Criteria by accreditation type.

Nursing Education

Related documentation:
Graduate Crosswalk Between ACEN 2023 Standards and Criteria with Various Other Graduate Standards, Competencies, and Guidelines for APRN and Non-APRN Program Options

Transition-to-Practice