Notification of Commission Actions
Spring 2019 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 September 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:

  • Anoka Technical College (Practical) Anoka, MN
  • Atenas College (Associate) Mantai, PR
  • Augusta Technical College (Associate) Augusta, GA
  • Austin Community College (Baccalaureate) Austin, TX
  • Bethesda Health, Inc. (Associate) Boynton Beach, FL
  • Bryant & Stratton College – Hampton (Associate) Hampton, VA
  • Bryant & Stratton College – Virginia Beach (Associate) Virginia Beach, VA
  • Carrington College – Albuquerque (Associate) Albuquerque, NM
  • Central Georgia Technical College (Associate) Warner Robins, GA
  • Central Georgia Technical College (Practical) Warner Robins, GA
  • Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. (Practical) Aurora, CO
  • Highland Community College (Associate) Atchison, KS
  • Hodges University (Baccalaureate) Naples, FL
  • Holyoke Community College (Practical) Holyoke, MA
  • Indiana University Northwest (Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate) Gary, IN
  • Jordan University of Science & Technology (Baccalaureate) Irbid, Jordan
  • McHenry County College (Associate) Crystal Lake, IL
  • Miami Regional University (Associate) Miami Springs, FL
  • Minnesota West Community & Technical College (Practical) Worthington, MN
  • Mountain View College (Associate) Dallas, TX
  • Northwest Technical College (Associate) Bemidji, MN
  • Northwest Technical College (Practical) Bemidji, MN
  • Premiere International College (Associate) Fort Myers, FL
  • Rasmussen College – Eagan (Practical) Eagan, MN
  • Sacramento City College – Los Rios District (Associate) Sacramento, CA
  • South Texas College (Associate) McAllen, TX
  • Virginia Western Community College (Associate) Roanoke, VA
  • White Mountains Community College (Associate) Berlin, NH

 

Continuing Accreditation

The Commission granted continuing accreditation to the following programs:

  • Atlantic Cape Community College (Associate) May Landing, NJ
  • Casper College (Associate) Casper, WY
  • Clark College (Associate) Vancouver, WA
  • Cloud County Community College (Associate) Concordia, KS
  • College of Coastal Georgia (Associate) Brunswick, GA
  • Colorado State University – Pueblo (Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate) Pueblo, CO
  • Community College of Philadelphia (Associate) Philadelphia, PA
  • Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (Associate) Clifton Forge, VA
  • Edison State Community College (Associate) Piqua, OH
  • Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science (Associate) Cincinnati, OH
  • Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science (Baccalaureate) Cincinnati, OH
  • Grayson College (Associate) Denison, TX
  • Great Bay Community College (Associate) Portsmouth, NH
  • Harrisburg Area Community College (Associate) Harrisburg, PA
  • Harrisburg Area Community College (Practical) Harrisburg, PA
  • Hawaii Community College (Associate) Hilo, HI
  • Holmes Community College (Associate) Grenada, MS
  • Keiser University – Fort Lauderdale (Associate) Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Keiser University – Lakeland (Associate) Lakeland, FL
  • Keiser University – Melbourne (Associate) Melbourne, FL
  • Keiser University – Miami (Associate) Miami, FL
  • Keiser University – Sarasota (Associate) Sarasota, FL
  • King Abdulaziz University (Baccalaureate) Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Lincoln Memorial University (Associate) Harrogate, TN
  • Lincoln Memorial University (Baccalaureate) Harrogate, TN
  • Lone Star College – Kingwood (Associate) Kingwood, TX
  • Luzerne County Community College (Associate) Shamokin, PA
  • Manchester Community College (Associate) Manchester, NH
  • Moraine Park Technical College (Associate) West Bend, WI
  • New Mexico State University at Carlsbad (Associate) Carlsbad, NM
  • North Central State College (Associate) Mansfield, OH
  • North Hennepin Community College (Associate) Brooklyn Park, MN
  • North Shore Community College (Practical) Danvers, MA
  • Northern Wyoming Community College District (Associate) Sheridan, WY
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Baccalaureate) Alva, OK
  • Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City (Associate) Oklahoma City, OK
  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology – Okmulgee (Associate) Okmulgee, OK
  • Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (Associate) Orangeburg, SC
  • Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing/Camden County College (Diploma) Camden, NJ
  • Paris Junior College (Associate) Paris, TX
  • Passaic County Community College (Associate) Passaic, NJ
  • Pearl River Community College (Associate) Poplarville, MS
  • Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital (Associate) Syracuse, NY
  • Portland Community College (Associate) Portland, OR
  • Reading Area Community College (Practical) Reading, PA
  • Saddleback College (Associate) Mission Viejo, CA
  • Salish Kootenai College (Baccalaureate) Pablo, MT
  • South Georgia State College (Associate) Douglas, GA
  • South Georgia State College (Baccalaureate) Douglas, GA
  • Southeast Community College (Practical) Beatrice, NE
  • Southern Arkansas University (Baccalaureate) Magnolia, AR
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College (Associate) Dryden, NY
  • Troy University (Baccalaureate) Troy, AL
  • Troy University (Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate) Troy, AL
  • University of New Mexico (Associate) Gallup, NM
  • University of Tulsa (Baccalaureate) Tulsa, OK
  • Weber State University (Associate) Ogden, UT
  • Weber State University (Baccalaureate) Ogden, UT
  • Western Piedmont Community College (Associate) Morganton, NC
  • Wingate University (Baccalaureate) Wingate, NC

 

Continuing Accreditation – Remove Conditions Status

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

  • Bay State College (Associate) Boston, MA
  • Charleston Southern University (Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate) Charleston, SC
  • Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Associate) Phenix City, AL
  • Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Practical) Phenix City, AL
  • College of the Mainland (Associate) Texas City, TX
  • Dixie State University (Associate) St. George, UT
  • Galveston College (Associate) Galveston, TX
  • Hagerstown Community College (Associate) Hagerstown, MD
  • Hagerstown Community College (Practical) Hagerstown, MD
  • Holyoke Community College (Associate) Amherst, MA
  • Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital (Associate) Mount Vernon, NY
  • Navarro College (Associate) Waxahachie, TX
  • Panola College (Associate) Carthage, TX
  • Reading Area Community College (Associate) Reading, PA
  • Reynolds Memorial Hospital (Practical) Glen Dale, WV
  • Salt Lake Community College (Associate) West Jordan, UT
  • Santa Barbara City College (Associate) Santa Barbara, CA

 

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

  • Houston Baptist University (Baccalaureate) Houston, TX

 

Continuing Accreditation – Remove Warning Status

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

  • Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (Practical) Mill Creek, PA

 

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:

  • Clarkson College (Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate) Omaha, NE
  • Medgar Evers College – CUNY (Associate) Brooklyn, NY
  • Medgar Evers College – CUNY (Baccalaureate) Brooklyn, NY

 

Affirm Continuing Accreditation

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

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Associate) Tifton, GA
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Baccalaureate) Tifton, GA
  • Americore Health/St. Alexius Hospital, Inc. (Diploma) St. Louis, MO
  • Becker College (Baccalaureate) Worcester, MA
  • Blue Ridge Community College (Associate) Weyers Cave, VA
  • Butler County Community College (Associate) Butler, PA
  • Calhoun Community College (Associate) Decatur, AL
  • Calhoun Community College (Practical) Decatur, AL
  • Dixie State University (Baccalaureate) St. George, UT
  • East Mississippi Community College (Associate) Mayhew, MS
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville (Associate) Jacksonville, FL
  • Kentucky State University (Baccalaureate) Frankfort, KY
  • Lake Region State College (Associate) Devils Lake, ND
  • Oklahoma City University (Clinical Doctorate) Oklahoma City, OK
  • Paul D. Camp Community College (Associate) Franklin, VA
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey (Master’s/Post-Master’s Certificate) Mahwah, NJ
  • Saint Luke’s Hospital of Bethlehem (Diploma) Bethlehem, PA
  • Suffolk County Community College (Practical) Selden, NY

 

Affirm Continuing Accreditation – Remove Good Cause Status

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

  • El Centro College (Associate) Dallas, TX

 

Continuing Accreditation with Conditions

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

  • Borough of Manhattan Community College – CUNY (Associate) New York, NY related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 2 Faculty and Staff, Criterion 2.7
      • There is a lack of evidence that the number of staff within the nursing education unit is sufficient to support the nursing program.
      • There is a lack of evidence that laboratory personnel hold licensure requirements as required by the governing organization.
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criterion 4.10
      • There is a lack of evidence that written agreements for clinical practice agencies are current.
  • Chipola College (Associate) Marianna, FL 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.
  • Chipola College (Baccalaureate) Marianna, FL 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.
  • College of Lake County (Associate) Grayslake, IL related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 1 Mission and Administrative Capacity, Criteria 1.5, 1.8, and 1.9
      • There is a lack of evidence that the nursing education unit is administered by a nurse who holds a graduate degree with a major in nursing.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the nurse administrator has authority and responsibility for the development and administration of the program.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the nurse administrator has sufficient time to fulfill the role responsibilities.
      • There is a lack of evidence that the nurse administrator has the authority to prepare and administer the program budget with faculty input.
  • Cumberland County College (Associate) Vineland, NJ related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.4
      • 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 of a minimum of the three most recent years of available job placement data and that the data are aggregated for the program as a whole.
  • Dalton State College (Associate) Dalton, GA related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.7
      • There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum is consistent with contemporary practice 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, 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 the curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure integrity, rigor, and currency.
      • There is a lack of evidence that evaluation methodologies measure the achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
    • 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.
  • Dalton State College (Baccalaureate) Dalton, GA related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.7, 4.9, and 4.11
      • There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum is consistent with contemporary practice 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, 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 the curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure integrity, rigor, and currency.
      • There is a lack of evidence that evaluation methodologies measure the achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that student clinical experiences support the achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is a lack of evidence that learning activities and evaluation methods are consistent with the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 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 there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which graduates of the nursing program are employed.
  • Gardner-Webb University (Associate) Boiling Springs, NC related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.1, 4.2, and 4.7
      • There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum incorporates established professional nursing standards, guidelines, and competencies 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, guide the delivery of instruction, and direct learning activities.
      • 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.
    • 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.
  • Gardner-Webb University (Baccalaureate) Boiling Springs, NC related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.1, 4.2, and 4.7
      • There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum incorporates established professional nursing standards, guidelines, and competencies 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, guide the delivery of instruction, and direct learning activities.
      • 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.
    • 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.
  • Hillsborough Community College (Associate) Tampa, FL related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.3
      • There is a lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintneance 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.
  • Kentucky State University (Associate) Frankfort, KY 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 students’ attainment of the 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.
  • Kentucky State University (Baccalaureate) Frankfort, KY 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.
  • Marion Technical College (Associate) Marion, OH related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is 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.
  • SUNY College of Technology at Canton (Baccalaureate) Canton, NY related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 1 Mission and Administrative Capacity, Criterion 1.5
      • There is a lack of evidence that the nursing education unit is administered by a nurse who is doctorally prepared.
  • Technical College of the Lowcountry (Associate) Beaufort, SC 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.
  • Technical College of the Lowcountry (Practical) Beaufort, SC 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.
  • Tennessee State University (Associate) Nashville, TN related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.4
      • 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 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.

 

Continuing Accreditation with Warning

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

  • Hocking Technical College (Associate) Nelsonville, OH related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 3 Students, Criterion 3.7
      • There is a lack of evidence that program complaints and grievances receive due process and include evidence of resolution.
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.2, 4.3, and 4.7
      • 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 the curriculum is developed by the faculty and regularly reviewed to ensure integrity, rigor, and currency.
      • There is a lack of evidence that evaluation methodologies measure the achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criterion 6.1
      • There is lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of end-of-program student learning outcomes.
  • Hocking Technical College (Practical) Nelsonville, OH related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 3 Students, Criterion 3.7
      • There is a lack of evidence that program complaints and grievances receive due process and include evidence of resolution.
    • Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.2 and 4.7
      • 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 evaluation methodologies measure the achievement of the end-of-program student learning outcomes.
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1 and 6.2
      • There is lack of evidence that there is ongoing assessment of the extent to which students attain end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • There is lack of evidence that assessment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ attainment of end-of-program student learning outcomes.
      • 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 for Good Cause

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

  • Carrington College – Phoenix (Associate) Phoenix, AZ 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, Criteria 6.2 and 6.3
      • 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.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assesment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ success on the licensure examination.
      • There is a lack of evidence that assesment data are consistently analyzed and used in program decision-making for the maintenance and improvement of students’ completion of the nursing program.
  • Tennessee State University (Baccalaureate) Nashville, TN related to non-compliance with:
    • Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1, 6.2, and 6.4
      • 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 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 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.
  • Trocaire College (Practical) Buffalo, 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.

 

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:

  • Saint Paul College – A Community & Technical College (Practical) St. Paul, MN 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 students’ attainment of the 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.