SUMMARY OF COMMISSION ACTION
Fletcher Technical Community College
This is a summary of the action taken by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at its meeting on July 11-12, 2013.
The Board of Commissioners voted to deny initial accreditation to the associate nursing program. This decision is based on the ACEN policy that programs applying for initial accreditation must be in compliance with all Accreditation Standards and Criteria.
Evidence of Non-Compliance
Standard 4 Curriculum, Criteria 4.1, 4.2, 4.5, and 4.7
- There is a lack of evidence that the curriculum incorporates established professional standards, guidelines, and competencies.
- There is a lack of evidence the curriculum was developed by the faculty and is regularly reviewed for rigor and currency.
- There is a lack of evidence that evaluation methodologies are varied, reflect established professional and practice competencies, and measure the achievement of the student learning outcomes and program outcomes.
- There is a lack of evidence the program length is congruent with national guidelines and best practices.
Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5.1, and 6.5.3
- There is a lack of evidence the systematic plan for evaluation emphasizes the ongoing assessment and evaluation of the student learning outcomes, the program outcomes, and the ACEN Standards.
- The expected levels of achievement are not consistently reflective of the component being assessed and stated in specific and measurable terms.
- There is a lack of evidence that aggregated evaluation findings are used to inform program decision-making or maintain or improve the student learning outcomes.
- There is a lack of clear and consistent documentation related to the use of data for program improvement.
- There is a lack of evidence that evaluation findings are shared with communities of interest.
- There is a lack of evidence the licensure examination pass rates have consistently met the expected level of achievement of the national mean.
- There is a lack of evidence that program satisfaction measures address graduates and their employers.