ACEN Announces Accreditation as a Provider of Nursing Continuing Professional Development

February 2021

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is pleased to announce its accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a provider of nursing continuing professional development, as of February 16, 2021.

ANCC Accreditation distinguishes organizations that demonstrate quality and excellence in the curriculum design and delivery of continuing nursing education (CNE). Accredited organizations, like ACEN, meet comprehensive, evidenced-based criteria to ensure CNE activities are effectively planned, implemented and evaluated.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing’s Director Suzette Farmer, PhD, RN serves as the Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) Program Director and provides direction for all of ACEN’s continuing nursing education activities and ensures that the criteria meet the standards for ANCC. As an ANCC Accredited Provider, the ACEN is able to provide contact hours for nursing continuing professional development it develops but does not approve continuing education activities for other agencies. For more about ANCC approval processes please visit the ANCC website.

ABOUT THE ANCC The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC’s internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize healthcare organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments; and accredit providers and approvers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC provides leading-edge information and education services and products to support its core credentialing programs.

ABOUT THE ACEN The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) supports the interests of nursing education, nursing practice, and the public by providing specialized accreditation for all levels of nursing education and transition-to-practice programs. As the leading authority in nursing education accreditation, the goal of the ACEN is to be a supportive partner in strengthening the quality of nursing education and transition-to-practice programs.