ACEN Nursing Education Accreditation Conference


2022

The ACEN 2022 Nursing Education Accreditation Conference will be returning to a live, in-person experience in Atlanta, Georgia on July 2022. Registrations will open soon!

About

Mission

The Nursing Education Accreditation Conference strives to exemplify the philosophy of accreditation and transition-to-practice programs by providing nursing administrators, faculty and students:

  • A community of scholarship in which to exchange a variety of novel ideas, share successes/ failures, and keep current with contemporary practices in nursing education
  • Personal support through individualized methods that develop and strengthen the effectiveness of accreditation
  • An opportunity to connect with colleagues from all levels of nursing preparation, applaud achievements as a community, and celebrate nurses’ global leadership in health outcomes

Vision

The goal of the Nursing Education Accreditation Conference is to create an engaged learning experience that empowers nursing administrators, faculty and students by imparting concepts that enhance the educational quality of nursing programs and contribute to organizational growth.

Core Values

In the pursuit of our primary mission, the Nursing Education Accreditation Conference affirms the following core values:

  • Establish Real Connections
  • Cultivate Meaningful Exchange
  • Build an Inclusive Culture
2022 Conference Theme

2022 Conference Theme: REACHING NEW HEIGHTS

Our 2022 theme “Reaching New Heights” incorporates the lessons we have learned into our community’s “new normal”. Peers within Nursing Education will discuss re-envisioning the future through the positive alternatives and opportunities that were created. The focus will be how nurse educators can reinvigorate/revitalize/reignite their profession to strengthen our communities through inclusion, equality, and mental health support. The conference tracks will address teaching and learning methods, curricula, resources, outcomes, technology for governing organizations, nursing programs, classrooms, hospitals, clinical experiences, and preceptor experiences.

Council of Readers

Purpose:

Members of the Council of Readers read each abstract, ensure they fall within the scope of the conference mission, and consider its potential place in the final program.

Term: 1 year

Number of seats available: 8

Responsibilities:

  • Keep Abstract Chair updated on your progress, address any questions or concerns with them.
  • Score abstracts on a scale of 1-5 and submit to the Abstract Chair for presentation to the Steering Committee.
  • Make reviewer comments, concerns or suggestions in addition to abstract rating for use in final submission to the steering committee
  • The abstracts will be reviewed with no knowledge of the name(s) of the author(s)
  • Each member typically given topic areas that are within their expertise.

Specific expertise, personal qualities or experience:

  • Come from an ACEN accredited program
  • Proven experience related to the applied position

To volunteer for the Council of Readers:

Submit an application at: https://www.tfaforms.com/4768163

  • You will be asked to upload the following:
    • Applicant Letter of Interest
    • Applicant CV/Resume
    • Minimally one (1) Letter of Recommendation
Conference Program Planning Committee

Purpose:

The Conference Program Planning Committee (CPPC) provides vision and oversight and ensures the conference is aligned with the mission, vision and core values. They set content and networking priorities for the conference (including pre-session, plenary speakers, concurrent sessions and poster events). They lead the content planning meeting to review the abstracts vetted by the Council of Readers. The committee should re-engineer sessions, seminars, and workshops to meet content goals. In addition, they evaluate data from the previous years’ conference to inform of new goals for the upcoming conference.

Term: 2 years

Requirements:

  • Must be able to attend the conference
  • Able to allot up to 10 hours/ month of volunteer hours, if needed

Specific expertise, personal qualities or experience:

  • Come from an ACEN accredited program
  • Proven experience related to the applied position

Benefits:

  • FREE admission to the ACEN Annual Nursing Education Accreditation Conference

Submit:

  • Applicant Letter of Interest
  • Applicant CV/Resume
  • Minimally one (1) Letter of Recommendation

Click here to download and/or print the complete charter.

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