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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.

         

 


So, Your Program is ACEN-Accredited…Now What?
How to Maintain ACEN Accreditation

Date: February 5, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Presenter: Sharon F. Beasley  |  Director |  ACEN

Description

The ACEN accreditation process (e.g., Self-Study Report, Site Visit, Evaluation Review Panel, and Board of Commissioners Decision) is a quality improvement practice that empowers faculty to examine programmatic and institutional educational processes and systems.  The outcome of this accreditation process results in a decision that offers program/institution strengths, areas needing development, and areas of noncompliance.  Therefore, the faculty play a crucial role in maintaining accreditation after the accreditation decision.  Interestingly, the hours, days, and weeks immediately following the receipt of the accreditation decision are perhaps the most opportune times to maintain engagement in programmatic evaluation.  To “keep the momentum going,” the faculty should continue their commitment to refine educational processes and systems to improve the program.

To learn more about maintaining accreditation, join Sharon F. Beasley in this one-hour webinar. Brought to you in collaboration with the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing and the National Education Progression in Nursing Collaborative (NEPIN).

 

The Nuts and Bolts of Substantive Change
Per ACEN Policy

Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Presenter: Suzette Farmer  |  Director |  ACEN

Description

As defined by the ACEN a substantive change is a significant modification or expansion of the nature and scope of a nursing program and/or nursing education. Changes that may be considered substantive include but are not limited to curriculum changes, decreases in program outcomes, the implementation of distance education, the addition of new instructional sites, and adding or closing programs or program options. Per ACEN Policy #14 and federal regulation, ACEN-accredited nursing programs are responsible for notifying the ACEN of major (substantive) changes in a nursing program to ensure that accreditation is maintained and students are protected. However, not all changes a program plans to implement are substantive.

To learn more about maintaining accreditation, join Suzette Farmer in this one-hour webinar. Brought to you in collaboration with the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing and the National Education Progression in Nursing Collaborative (NEPIN).

 


RECORDED WEBINARS

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Overview of ACEN Accreditation

Recorded on: September 18, 2019
Length: 1 hour
Presenter: Marcy Stoll  |  CEO  |  ACEN

Description

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 in this one-hour webinar. Brought to you in collaboration with the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing and the National Education Progression in Nursing Collaborative (NEPIN).

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Candidacy: Making Sense of the Process

Recorded on: October 16, 2019
Length: 1 hour
Presenter: Nell Ard  |  Director  |  ACEN

Description

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 in this one-hour webinar. Brought to you in collaboration with the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing and the National Education Progression in Nursing Collaborative (NEPIN).

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Meaningful Outcomes Assessment: Strategies for Success

Recorded on: November 13, 2019
Length: 1 hour
Presenter: Keri Nunn-Ellison  |  Director  |  ACEN

Description

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.

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Let’s Talk ACEN Accreditation: Demystifying the Process (ACEN Accreditation Process Overview)

Length: Approx. 2 hours
Credits: 2.0 contact hours

Description

The purpose of this webinar is to orient you to the ACEN peer review process used to evaluate nursing education programs. Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose of accreditation
  • Describe the mission, goals, and benefits of the ACEN and ACEN accreditation.
  • Name the steps in the ACEN accreditation process.
  • Describe the peer review process.
  • Explore the nursing education program’s role in preparing for a site visit.
  • Describe the possible accreditation decisions.
  • Identify available ACEN resources.

2.0 contact hours are awarded after completing the evaluation available at the conclusion of the training.

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