The ACEN is excited to launch a free webinar series in collaboration with the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing and the National Education Progression in Nursing Collaborative (NEPIN). We are thrilled to introduce webinars as part of the supportive services we provide to our constituents.



Overview of ACEN Accreditation

Date: September 18, 2019 – RECORDING AVAILABLE SOON
Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST
Presenter: Marcy Stoll  |  CEO  |  ACEN


Accreditation is a peer-review, self-regulatory process by which non-governmental associations recognize educational institutions or nursing programs that have been found to meet or exceed standards and criteria for educational quality. It is a distinction that nursing education programs are committed to excellence. Most importantly, accreditation focuses on the student results from those investments and assists in the further improvement of the nursing programs as related to the resources invested, processes followed, and results achieved. To learn more about accreditation, join Marcy Stoll for a one-hour live webinar.


Candidacy: Making Sense of the Process

Date: October 16, 2019
Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST
Presenter: Nell Ard  |  Director  |  ACEN


Candidacy is the beginning process for a nursing program seeking accreditation with the ACEN. The ACEN encourages all nursing programs to be accredited so graduates have the maximum educational and career benefits of their education. Contrary to rumors, a nursing program does not have to have graduates or outcomes data BEFORE being accredited by the ACEN. All existing nursing programs should seek initial accreditation as soon as possible and all new nursing programs should seek initial accreditation so the first cohort of graduating students graduate from an accredited nursing program so students have the maximum career and educational benefits from their nursing education. To learn more about candidacy, join Nell Ard for a one-hour live webinar.


Meaningful Outcomes Assessment: Strategies for Success

Date: November 13, 2019
Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST
Presenter: Keri Nunn-Ellison  |  Director  |  ACEN


An outcome is a statement that reflects the achievement of an identified goal. Each ACEN-accredited program has an identifiable, discrete set of specific end-of-program student learning outcomes and program outcomes (licensure/certification examination pass rate, completion rate, job placement rate). Assessing outcomes helps program leaders and faculty demonstrate program effectiveness and promotes improvement by understanding the extent to which students achieved each end-of-program student learning outcome and each program outcome. To learn more about assessing outcomes, join Keri Nunn-Ellison for a one-hour live webinar.


For any questions related to our webinars (including registration and technical questions), please contact our webinars team.