Written by Suzette Farmer, PhD, RN, Director at the ACEN
Did you know that the ACEN has a number of professional development offerings designed to help you better understand accreditation? The ACEN Staff are continually working to ensure you have easy access to self-directed learning activities on your schedule.
We have free eCourses and webinars that you can access from the comfort of your office or home on any electronic device. Some of these offerings also provide you with contact hours for nursing continuing professional development. We add new offerings, such as the new eCourse on the recent changes to ACEN definitions of Program Completion and Program Option, as needed. There are webinars about special topics such as outcomes assessment and the ACEN candidacy process. There is also an eCourse that allows you access to the Standards and Criteria training completed by all peer evaluators! Check out these free offerings here.
In addition to the open access eCourses and webinars, the ACEN offers select virtual learning experiences through ACEN Everywhere. ACEN Everywhere provides access to fee-based eCourses such as “Understanding and Applying the ACEN Standards and Criteria.” These eCourses allow you to learn at your own speed and on your own timetable. You will earn contact hours for nursing continuing professional development, and you can review the content as many times as desired during your access period. Check out ACEN Everywhere here.