SUMMARY OF COMMISSION ACTION
Program Type: Baccalaureate
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Spring 2011 decision of Continuing Accreditation with Conditions is continued pending appeal filed May 2014.
This is a summary of the action taken by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at its meeting on March 13-14, 2014.
The Board of Commissioners voted to deny continuing accreditation to the baccalaureate nursing program. This decision is based on the ACEN policy that continuing accreditation is denied to programs with conditions status that are found to be in continued non-compliance with any Accreditation Standard.
Evidence of Non-Compliance by Accreditation Standard and Criterion
Standard 2 Faculty and Staff, Criteria 2.1
- All faculty are not credentialed with a minimum of a master’s degree with a major in nursing.
The baccalaureate program has the right to forward comments regarding the Commission decision to the ACEN by May 7, 2014. The ACEN will forward to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education any comments submitted by the baccalaureate nursing program.