Consortia/Contractual Agreements

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CONSORTIA/CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS

As governing organizations/nursing programs seek ways to provide a quality education to students, the governing organization/nursing program may find that it is practical or efficient to engage an external source to develop and/or deliver a component(s) of the ACEN-accredited nursing program. The component(s) of the ACEN-accredited nursing program developed and/or delivered from an external source include(s) traditional instructional delivery methods, hybrid instructional delivery methods, and distance education instructional delivery methods.

A contractual agreement is typically one in which the ACEN-accredited nursing program enters an agreement for receipt of courses or portions of courses delivered by another college/university or service provider to educate the programʼs students.

A consortia relationship is typically one in which two or more governing organizations/nursing education units share the responsibility of developing and delivering nursing courses or a nursing program, in whole or part. This does not include clinical agreements for student learning experiences required by a nursing program. See ACEN Policy #3 Eligibility for Accreditation and Policy #30 Agreement for Education-Related Component from an External Source for additional information and the procedures that must be followed.

Template for Reporting: Contractual/Consortia Relationship (.docx)

Relationship with Non-Title IV Organization

Entering into a relationship under 34 CFR 668.5 which an entity not certified to participate in Title IV, HEA offers 25% or more of the clock hours or credit hours required for completion of a nursing program

Template for Reporting: Relationship with Non-Title IV Organization (.docx)