SUMMARY OF COMMISSION ACTION
Program Type: Associate
This is a summary of the action taken by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at its meeting on July 10-11, 2014.
The Board of Commissioners voted to deny continuing accreditation to the associate nursing program. This decision is based on the ACEN policy that continuing accreditation is denied to programs with warning status that are found to be in continued non-compliance with any Accreditation Standard.
Evidence of Non-Compliance by Accreditation Standard and Criterion
Standard 6 Outcomes, Criteria 6.1, 6.2, and 6.4.1
- There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan emphasizes the ongoing assessment and evaluation of the student learning outcomes and role-specific graduate competencies.
- There is a lack of evidence that the evaluation plan contains a minimum of three (3) years of data for each component being assessed.
- There is a lack of evidence that aggregated evaluation findings inform program decision-making and are used for the maintenance and improvement of the student learning outcomes and program outcomes.
- The program’s three-year mean for the licensure examination pass rates has not consistently been at or above the national mean for the same three-year period.
The associate program has the right to forward comments regarding the Commission decision to the ACEN by August 22, 2014. The ACEN will forward to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education any comments submitted by the associate nursing program.