REPORTING SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE – HOME • SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE PORTAL • NURSE ADMINISTRATOR CHANGE • PROGRAM OUTCOMES • DISTANCE EDUCATION • CURRICULUM • PROGRAM TYPES/OPTIONS • ENROLLMENT • LOCATIONS • APPROVAL STATUS • MISSION/GOVERNANCE • CONTRACTS/CONSORTIA • CLOSINGS/INACTIVATIONS • TEACH-OUTS • NON-SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES
The ACEN requires programs to report changes in approval or accreditation status with:
State Regulatory Agency
In order to maintain eligibility for continuing accreditation, nursing programs must be approved by the state regulatory agency or agencies that has or have legal authority for education programs in nursing.* (See Policy #3 Eligibility For Initial and Continuing Accreditation and Policy #17 State Regulatory Agency for Nursing Approval for more information)
* This is not applicable to those programs in nursing over which a state or country regulatory agency that has legal authority for education programs in nursing has no jurisdiction (e.g., selected masterʼs degree programs or programs admitting previously licensed registered nurses).
Template for Reporting: State Regulatory Agency Approval (.docx)
In order to maintain eligibility for continuing accreditation, the governing organization must be approved by an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the ACEN; however, this does not apply to programs outside the U.S. or its territories. (See Policy #3 Eligibility for Initial and Continuing Accreditation and Policy #18 Accreditation Status of the Governing Organization for more information)
Template for Reporting: Institutional Accreditor Approval (.docx)
Title IV Status
Change in Title IV, Higher Education Act status when the ACEN serves as the Title IV gatekeeper.
Template for Reporting: Title IV Status (.docx)