REPORTING SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE – HOME • TEMPLATES • SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE PORTAL • NURSE ADMINISTRATOR CHANGE • PROGRAM OUTCOMES • DISTANCE EDUCATION • CURRICULUM • PROGRAM TYPES/OPTIONS • ENROLLMENT • LOCATIONS • CHANGE IN STATUS • MISSION/GOVERNANCE • CONTRACTS/CONSORTIA • CLOSINGS/INACTIVATIONS • TEACH-OUTS • NON-SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES
MISSION AND GOVERNANCE
The ACEN requires programs to report changes to the mission and/or governance of a nursing program/institution involving:
Ownership, Legal Status, or Form of Control
Changes in ownership, legal status, or form of control require reporting to the ACEN.
- a change from limited partnership to corporation
- a change from a not-for-profit corporation to a for-profit corporation
- a change from a private to a public
- the sale or transfer to a new owner of all, or a majority portion, of the governing organization’s assets
- the combination or transfer of the assets of at least two distinct governing organizations to create a newly-formed governing organization (merger)
Template for Reporting: Ownership/Legal Status/Control (.docx)
Changes to the established mission or objectives refer to significant changes that alter the purpose or scope of the governing organization. This does not include a revision/update in the governing organization’s written mission statement.
- changing from a vocational school to a college
- changing from a hospital-based school to a college
- changing from a college to a university
- changing from an on-ground institution to an online only institution
- changing from a local community college to serving students located across the globe
- changing from an associate degree granting college [with a few baccalaureate degrees] to an institution granting graduate degrees)
Template for Reporting: Mission/Objectives (.docx)
Nurse Administrator Change
The nurse with responsibility and authority for the administrative and instructional activities of a nursing education unit and nursing programs within the governing organization (e.g., dean, chairperson, director, etc.). The ACEN does not consider the nurse administrator a faculty member, regardless of the teaching responsibilities or classification by the governing organization.
A change in Nurse Administrator1 must be reported to the ACEN no later than one (1) month after the permanent or interim nurse administrator assumes duties/responsibilities.
Template for Reporting: Nurse Administrator Change (.docx)
Nursing Education Organizational Structure
Changes in organizational structure are reported if there is a significant change in the organizational structure of the nursing education unit that would place a nursing program in non-compliance with ACEN Standards and Criteria.
- The nurse administrator no longer has the authority to administer the program budget.
- The nurse administrator now oversees several programs and may no longer have sufficient time or resources to fulfill the role responsibilities.
Template for Reporting: Organizational Structure (.docx)