Notification of Commission Actions
Fall 2018 Accreditation Cycle

The following publicly available information is provided by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) concerning the accreditation status of the following programs reviewed by the ACEN Board of Commissioners during its meeting in March 2019. Commission staff will not speculate on what decision might be made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners the next time a program is reviewed. For additional information regarding ACEN accreditation process, access the Accreditation Manual at https://www.acenursing.org/resources-for-nursing-programs/resources-acen-accreditation-manual/

Access the ACEN 2017 Standards and Criteria by program type:

Initial and Continuing Accreditation Actions


Initial Accreditation

The Commission granted initial accreditation to the following programs:

  • Bryant & Stratton College – Akron (Practical) Akron, OH
  • Bryant & Stratton College – Richmond (Practical) North Chesterfield, VA
  • Bryant & Stratton College – Solon/Parma (Practical) Parma, OH
  • City College – Altamonte Springs (Associate) Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Clarkson College (Clinical Doctorate) Omaha, NE
  • Daytona College (Associate) Ormond Beach, FL
  • East Georgia State College (Baccalaureate) Swainsboro, GA
  • Fortis College – Cutler Bay (Associate) Cutler Bay, FL
  • Fortis Institute – Port Saint Lucie (Associate) Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Grantham University (Baccalaureate) Lenexa, KS
  • Grantham University (Master’s) Lenexa, KS
  • Harmony Health Care Institute (Practical) Merrimack, NH
  • International College of Health Sciences (Associate) Boynton Beach, FL
  • International College of Health Sciences (Baccalaureate) Boynton Beach, FL
  • Jersey College – Ewing (Associate) Ewing, NJ
  • Jersey College – Largo (Associate) Largo, FL
  • Jersey College – Teterboro (Associate) Teterboro, NJ
  • Kankakee Community College (Practical) Kankakee, IL
  • Lincoln Memorial University – Tampa (Associate) Tampa, FL
  • Lincoln Memorial University – Tampa (Baccalaureate) Tampa, FL
  • Morrisville State College (Baccalaureate) Morrisville, NY
  • Rasmussen College – Fort Myers (Associate) Fort Myers, FL
  • Rasmussen College – Tampa/Brandon (Associate) Tampa, FL
  • Rivier University (Clinical Doctorate) Nashua, NH
  • Southwest Technical College (Practical) Cedar City, UT
  • St. John’s College (Master’s) Springfield, IL
  • Tallahassee Community College (Baccalaureate) Tallahassee, FL
  • Taylor College (Associate) Belleview, FL
  • Taylor College (Practical) Belleview, FL
  • University of Charleston (Associate) Charleston, WV
  • University of Tulsa (Clinical Doctorate) Tulsa, OK
  • Utah State University (Baccalaureate) Logan, UT

Continuing Accreditation

The Commission granted continuing accreditation to the following programs:

  • Academy for Careers and Technology (Practical) Mullins, SC
  • American Sentinel University (Clinical Doctorate) Aurora, CO
  • Baptist Health System School of Health Professions (Baccalaureate) San Antonio, TX
  • Brookhaven College (Associate) Farmers Branch, TX
  • Bryan College of Health Sciences (Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate) Lincoln, NE
  • Clarkson College (Baccalaureate) Omaha, NE
  • Cleveland State Community College (Associate) Cleveland, TN
  • Danville Area Community College (Associate) Danville, IL
  • East Central Community College (Associate) Decatur, MS
  • Fairmont State University (Associate) Fairmont, WV
  • Franklin Pierce University (Master’s) Portsmouth, NH
  • Georgia State University (Associate) Clarkston, GA
  • Goodwin College (Associate) East Hartford, CT
  • Hinds Community College (Associate) Jackson, MS
  • Indiana University East (Master’s) Richmond, IN
  • Indiana University Kokomo (Master’s) Kokomo, IN
  • Inter American University of Puerto Rico – Metropolitan Campus (Baccalaureate) San Juan, PR
  • Jones County Junior College (Associate) Ellisville, MS
  • La Roche University (Associate) Pittsburgh, PA
  • La Roche University (Baccalaureate) Pittsburgh, PA
  • Langston University (Baccalaureate) Langston, OK
  • Las Vegas College (Associate) Henderson, NV
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network (Diploma) Pottsville, PA
  • Lone Star College – Cyfair (Associate) Cypress, TX
  • Lone Star College – Montgomery (Associate) Conroe, TX
  • Lone Star College – Tomball (Associate) Tomball, TX
  • Marshall University (Baccalaureate) Huntington, WV
  • Marshall University (Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate) Huntington, WV
  • Midlands Technical College (Associate) Columbia, SC
  • Midlands Technical College (Practical) Columbia, SC
  • Moraine Valley Community College (Associate) Palos Hills, IL
  • New England Institute of Technology (Baccalaureate) East Greenwich, RI
  • New Mexico Junior College (Associate) Hobbs, NM
  • Northwestern Michigan College (Associate) Traverse City, MI
  • Northwestern Michigan College (Practical) Traverse City, MI
  • Pittsburgh Technical College (Practical) Oakdale, PA
  • Rappahannock Community College (Associate) Glenns, VA
  • Rasmussen College – Ocala (Associate) Ocala, FL
  • Regis College (Clinical Doctorate/DNP Specialist Certificate) Weston, MA
  • Ridegwater College (Practical) Willmar, MN
  • Saint Cloud Technical and Community College (Practical) St. Cloud, MN
  • Southern Adventist University (Associate) Collegedale, TN
  • Southern Adventist University (Baccalaureate) Collegedale, TN
  • Southern Adventist University (Clinical Doctorate/DNP Specialist Certificate) Collegedale, TN
  • Southern Adventist University (Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate) Collegedale, TN
  • Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Associate) Mount Gay, WV
  • St. Joseph’s College of Nursing (Associate) Syracuse, NY
  • St. Mary’s Hospital and Marshall University (Associate) Huntington, WV
  • Three Rivers Community College (Associate) Norwich, CT
  • Tri-County Technical College (Associate) Pendleton, SC
  • University of Maine at Augusta (Baccalaureate) Augusta, ME
  • University of West Alabama (Associate) Livingston, AL
  • UPMC St. Margaret (Diploma) Pittsburgh, PA
  • Venango County Area Vocational Technical School (Practical) Oil City, PA
  • William Rainey Harper College (Associate) Palatine, IL

Continuing Accreditation – Remove Conditions Status

The Commission accepted the follow-up report, removed the conditions status, and granted continuing accreditation to the following programs:

  • Aims Community College (Associate) Greeley, CO
  • Alderson Broaddus University (Baccalaureate) Philppi, WV
  • Alfred State College, SUNY College of Technology (Associate) Alfred, NY
  • Bishop State Community College (Associate) Mobile, AL
  • Bishop State Community College (Practical) Mobile, AL
  • City Colleges of Chicago at Malcolm X College (Associate) Chicago, IL
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (Associate) Oil City, PA
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (Baccalaureate) Oil City, PA
  • College of Southern Idaho (Associate) Twin Falls, ID
  • Colorado Northwestern Community College (Associate) Craig, CO
  • Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell (Associate) Roswell, NM
  • Everett Community College (Associate) Everett, WA
  • Excelsior College (Baccalaureate) Albany, NY
  • Excelsior College (Master’s) Albany, NY
  • Gaston College (Practical) Dallas, NC
  • Gordon State College (Baccalaureate) Barnesville, GA
  • Henry Ford College (Associate) Dearborn, MI
  • Jefferson State Community College (Associate) Birmingham, AL
  • Kettering College (Baccalaureate) Kettering, OH
  • LaGrange College (Baccalaureate) LaGrange, GA
  • Lee College (Associate) Baytown, TX
  • Louisiana Delta Community College (Associate) Monroe, LA
  • Mercy Hospital, A Campus of Plantation General Hospital (Practical) Miami, FL
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (Associate) Milwaukee, WI
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (Practical) Milwaukee, WI
  • New England Institute of Technology (Associate) East Greenwich, RI
  • Palomar College (Associate) San Marcos, CA
  • San Antonio College (Associate) San Antonio, TX
  • San Jacinto College – South Campus (Associate) Houston, TX
  • Snow College (Practical) Richfield, UT
  • Spokane Community College (Associate) Spokane, WA
  • University of the Virgin Islands (Baccalaureate) Kingshill, St. Croix, VI

The Commission removed the conditions status and granted continuing accreditation after a follow-up visit to the following programs:

  • None

Continuing Accreditation – Remove Warning Status

The Commission removed the warning status and granted continuing accreditation after a follow-up visit to the following programs:

  • Bunker Hill Community College (Associate) Boston, MA
  • Capital Area Career Center (Practical) Springfield, IL

Continuing Accreditation – Remove Good Cause Status

The Commission removed the good cause status and granted continuing accreditation after a follow-up visit to the following programs:

  • Athens Technical College (Associate) Athens, GA
  • Berkshire Community College (Associate) Pittsfield, MA
  • Bowie State University (Baccalaureate) Bowie, MD
  • Idaho State University (Associate) Pocatello, ID
  • Mercyhurst University (Associate) North East, PA
  • Metropolitan Community College (Associate) Omaha, NE
  • Mountainland Technical College (Practical) Lehi, UT
  • Salem Community College (Associate) Carney’s Point, NJ
  • Shawnee State University (Associate) Portsmouth, OH
  • Shawnee State University (Baccalaureate) Portsmouth, OH
  • Wytheville Community College (Associate) Wytheville, VA

Affirm Continuing Accreditation

The Commission affirmed continuing accreditation after a focused visit to the following programs:

  • Cleveland State Community College (Associate) Cleveland, TN
  • College of Southern Idaho (Associate) Twin Falls, ID
  • Herzing University – Orlando (Associate) Winter Park, FL
  • Langston University (Baccalaureate) Langston, OK
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Associate) Biloxi, MS
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Practical) Biloxi, MS
  • Moraine Valley Community College (Associate) Palos Hills, IL
  • Northeastern State University (Master’s) Muskogee, OK
  • Rappahannock Community College (Associate) Glenns, VA
  • Regis College (Clinical Doctorate/DNP Specialist Certificate) Weston, MA
  • Ridgewater College (Practical) Willmar, MN
  • Southeast Technical Institute (Associate) Sioux Falls, SD
  • Southern Adventist University (Baccalaureate) Collegedale, TN
  • Southwest Baptist University (Associate) Springfield, MO
  • University of Maine at Augusta (Baccalaureate) Augusta, ME

Continuing Accreditation with Conditions

The Commission granted continuing accreditation with conditions to the following programs:

  • Arnot Ogden Medical Center (Diploma) Elmira, NY related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period on the licensure examination has been met.
  • Bergen Community College (Associate) Paramus, NJ related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 2 Faculty and Staff, Criteria 2.1, 2.2, and 2.6
      • There is a lack of evidence that full-time nursing faculty hold educational qualifications as required by the governing organization, the state, and the governing organization’s accrediting agency.
      • There is a lack of evidence that part-time nursing faculty hold educational qualifications and experience as required by the governing organization, the state, and the governing organization’s accrediting agency.
      • There is lack of evidence that the part-time faculty maintain expertise in their areas of responsibility and their performance reflects scholarship and evidence-based teaching and clinical practices.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1, 6.3, and 6.4
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ completion of the nursing program.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which graduates of the nursing program are employed.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of graduates being employed.
  • Bryant & Stratton College – Akron (Associate) Akron, OH related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of student attainment of end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period on the licensure examination has been met.
  • Crowder College (Associate) Neosho, MO related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
  • Fortis College – Indianapolis (Associate) Indianapolis, IN related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period on the licensure examination has been met.
  • Franklin County Career and Technology Center (Practical) Chambersburg, PA related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
  • Governors State University (Baccalaureate) University Park, IL related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 3 Students, Criterion 3.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that information intended to inform the public is accurate.
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criterion 4.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum incorporates established professional nursing standards and has clearly articulated end-of-program student learning outcomes.
  • La Roche University (Master’s) Pittsburgh, PA related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the role-specific professional competencies.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the role-specific competencies.
  • Morrisville State College (Associate) Morrisville, NY related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 2 Faculty and Staff, Criterion 2.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that part-time faculty hold educational qualifications as required by the governing organization, the state, and the organization’s accrediting agency.
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (Associate) Senatobia, MS related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
  • Ogden-Weber Technical College (Practical) Ogden, UT related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain each end-of-program student learning outcome.
  • Ohlone College (Associate) Newark, CA related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
  • Rowan College at Burlington County (Associate) Mount Laurel, NJ related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period on the licensure examination has been met.
  • Southern Oklahoma Technology Center (Practical) Ardmore, OK related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 1 Mission and Administrative Capacity, Criterion 1.8
      • There is a lack of evidence that the nurse administrator has sufficient time and resources to fulfill the role responsibilities.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment to the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
  • Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences (Associate) New York, NY related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.2
      • There is lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period on the licensure examination has been met.

Continuing Accreditation with Warning

The Commission granted continuing accreditation with warning to the following programs:

  • Governors State University (Master’s/ Post-Master’s Certificate) University Park, IL related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 3 Students, Criterion 3.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that information intended to inform the public is accurate.
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.1 and 4.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum is congruent with established standards for graduate programs and has clearly articulated end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the end-of-program student learning outcomes are used to organize the curriculum for the Family Nurse Practitioner option/PMC.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of graduate and employer satisfaction data.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period on the family nurse practitioner certification examination has been met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ completion of the nursing program.

Continuing Accreditation for Good Cause

The Commission granted continuing accreditation for good cause to the following programs:

  • Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences (Associate) Cincinnati, OH related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.2 and 6.3
      • There is lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period on the licensure examination has been met.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which advanced standing students complete the nursing program.
  • Excelsior College (Associate) Albany, NY related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 2 Faculty and Staff, Criterion 2.5
      • There is a lack of evidence that the number of full-time faculty is sufficient for the achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes and program outcomes.
    • Standard 3 Students, Criterion 3.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that information intended to inform the public is accurate, clear, consistent, and accessible, including the program’s accreditation status and the ACEN contact information.
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.2, 4.7, 4.9, and 4.11
      • There is a lack of evidence that the end-of-program student learning outcomes are used to organize the curriculum, guide the delivery of instruction, and direct learning activities.
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is progression in the course student learning outcomes/course objectives throughout the curriculum in support of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that evaluation methodologies are varied, reflect established professional and practice competencies, and measure the achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that student clinical experiences and practice learning environments are evidence-based, reflect contemporary practice and nationally established patient health and safety goals, and support the achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that learning activities and instructional methods are appropriate for all delivery formats and consistent with the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
    • Standard 5 Resources, Criterion 5.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that physical resources are sufficient to ensure the achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes and program outcomes and meet the needs of students.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.2 and 6.3
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students succeed on the licensure examination.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ completion of the nursing program.
  • Miles Community College (Associate) Miles City, MT related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period on the licensure examination has been met.
  • Nightingale College (Associate) Salt Lake City, UT related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period on the licensure examination has been met.
  • Prince George’s Community College (Associate) Largo, MD related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period on the licensure examination has been met.

Affirm Continuing Accreditation, Change Status to Continuing Accreditation with Conditions

The Commission affirmed the continuing accreditation and changed the accreditation status to continuing accreditation with conditions after a focused visit to the following program:

  • Bryant & Stratton College – Akron (Associate) Akron, OH related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.2
      • There is a lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of student attainment of end-of program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the expected level of achievement for first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period on the licensure examination has been met.

Affirm Continuing Accreditation, Change Status to Continuing Accreditation with Warning

The Commission affirmed the continuing accreditation and changed the accreditation status to continuing accreditation with warning after a focused visit to the following programs.

  • None

Affirm Continuing Accreditation, Change Status to Continuing Accreditation for Good Cause

The Commission changed the accreditation status to continuing accreditation for good cause after a focused visit to the following programs:

  • None

Adverse Actions

Any program denied initial or continuing accreditation has the right to forward comments regarding the Commission decision to the ACEN by May 29, 2019. The ACEN will forward to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education any comments submitted by the nursing program.


Deny Initial Accreditation

The Commission denied initial accreditation to the following program:

  • None

Deny Continuing Accreditation

The Commission denied continuing accreditation to the following program

  • None

 


Definitions


Continuing Accreditation: A determination by the ACEN Board of Commissioners that a nursing program is in compliance with all Accreditation Standards.

Continuing Accreditation with Conditions: A measure imposed by the ACEN Board of Commissioners following the determination of non-compliance with one (1) or two (2) Accreditation Standards. Next review and follow-up action(s) are determined by the Board of Commissioners.

Continuing Accreditation with Warning: A measure imposed by the ACEN Board of Commissioners following the determination of non-compliance with three (3) or more Accreditation Standards. Next review and follow-up action(s) are determined by the Board of Commissioners.

Continuing Accreditation for Good Cause: A measure imposed by the ACEN Board of Commissioners following the determination that a nursing program has not remedied deficiencies at the conclusion of its maximum monitoring period and the program has (a) has demonstrated significant recent accomplishments in addressing ; (b) has documented that it has the potential to remedy all deficiencies within the extended period as defined by the Commission; that is, that the program provides evidence which makes it reasonable for the Commission to determine it will remedy all deficiencies within the extended time defined by the Commission; and (c) provides assurance to the Commission that it is not aware of any other reasons, other than those identified by the Commission, why the nursing program could not be continued for good cause.

Denied Initial Accreditation: A determination by the ACEN Board of Commissioners that a nursing program is in non-compliance with one or more Accreditation Standard.

Denied Continuing Accreditation: A determination by the ACEN Board of Commissioners that a nursing program on conditions, warning, or for good cause is found to be in continued non-compliance with any Accreditation Standard. Thereafter the nursing program is removed from the listings of accredited programs.

Focused Visit: A site visit authorized by the ACEN Board of Commissioners to review significant accreditation-related information disclosed about a program as a result of:

A substantive change;

Information revealed about a program between periods of scheduled review;

Information received from the governing organization’s accrediting body related to an adverse action;

Information received from the program’s state regulatory agency for nursing related to a change in its status;

Information revealed by a program during the Evaluation Review Panel process;

Information received from the U.S. Department of Education regarding a program’s compliance responsibilities under Title IV of the Higher Education Act such as information related to a program’s most recent student loan default rates, the results of financial or compliance audits, program reviews, and any other information that may be provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Follow-up Report: A report prepared by a program addressing the Standard(s) for which the nursing program was found to be in non-compliance during the program’s previous review by the ACEN Board of Commissioners.

Initial Accreditation: A determination by the ACEN Board of Commissioners that a nursing program is in compliance with all Accreditation Standards.

Remove the Conditions Status and Grant Continuing Accreditation: A determination by the ACEN Board of Commissioners that a nursing program is in compliance with the Accreditation Standard(s) that the program was found to be in non-compliance during the program’s previous review by the ACEN Board of Commissioners.

Remove the Good Cause Status and Grant Continuing Accreditation: A determination by the ACEN Board of Commissioners that a nursing program is in compliance with the Accreditation Standards that the program was found to be in non-compliance during the program’s previous review by the ACEN Board of Commissioners.

Remove the Warning Status and Grant Continuing Accreditation: A determination by the ACEN Board of Commissioners that a nursing program is in compliance with the Accreditation Standard(s) that the program was found to be in non-compliance during the program’s previous review by the ACEN Board of Commissioners.

Standard:
See ACEN 2017 Standards and Criteria
Clinical Doctorate
Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate
Baccalaureate
Associate
Diploma
Practical

 

Substantive Change Report: A report submitted by an accredited program informing the ACEN of a significant modification or expansion of the nature and scope of a nursing program and/or nursing education unit.