Reporting Substantive Change


Working on a substantive change? Start here!

What is a substantive change?

A substantive change is a significant modification or expansion of the nature and scope of a nursing program and/or nursing education. The purpose of the substantive change policy and process is to keep the ACEN informed of changes in the program or governing organization between accreditation visits.

Policy #14 Reporting Substantive Change

Review Policy #14 Reporting Substantive Change in the ACEN Accreditation Manual for important information about ACEN requirements and expectations.

Templates for Writing Your Report

Need to write a substantive change? Download a template specific to your substantive change here!

Substantive Change Submissions and Questions

We have updated our processes to better serve our programs and created the Substantive Change Portal!

Use the Substantive Change Portal to:

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!