Teach-Out

Teach-Out

The ACEN requires a teach-out agreement or a teach-out plan from a governing organization/nursing program it accredits when:

  1. A teach-out agreement or a teach-out plan is requested as a way for a governing organization/nursing program to demonstrate its obligation to fulfill its educational commitment to currently enrolled nursing students.
  2. A governing organization decides to close the institution, a nursing program, or an off-campus instructional site or branch campus where 100% of a nursing program is offered.
  3. The ACEN Board of Commissioners places the governing organization/nursing program on continuing accreditation for good cause.
  4. The ACEN Board of Commissioners denies the governing organization/nursing program continuing accreditation.
  5. The ACEN has reasonable cause for concern regarding the financial stability and/or continuing operations of a governing organization/nursing program it accredits.
  6. The ACEN grants candidacy to a governing organization/nursing program and the ACEN is the Title IV gatekeeper for the governing organization/nursing program.

See Policy #36 Teach-Out for more information.

Templates for Teach-Out

Submission

Teach-Out Plans and Teach-Out Agreements should be submitted through the Substantive Change Portal.