Become a Peer Evaluator


There is an opportunity for you and your colleagues to serve nursing education and the nursing profession by becoming a peer evaluator. The ACEN is growing; the number of site visits per semester has increased from an average of 80 visits to 120 visits.

Check out our digital brochure below for in-depth information about:

  • Why Volunteering for the ACEN Matters
  • What is a Peer Evaluator?
  • What does a Peer Evaluator Do?
  • Benefits of Becoming a Peer Evaluator,
  • and more!

Every ACEN-accredited nursing program benefits from having at least one nurse educator serving as a peer evaluator, and there is no limit to the number of peer evaluators from a nursing program. Many consider serving in the role of peer evaluator as an opportunity for service and as a professional commitment.

Benefits of Being a Peer Evaluator

  1. Observe practices in other nursing programs that may benefit your program
  2. Learn from peers who reside and work outside your state; multiply your network of colleagues
  3. Foster your development as a nurse educator
  4. Advance your knowledge about the Standards and Criteria
  5. Expand your expertise in nursing education accreditation, which could benefit your nursing program

Nurse administrators, nurse educators, and nurse clinicians are the essential subject matter experts and the driving force in the ACEN peer review process. Peer evaluators serve ACEN-accredited nursing programs in every stage of the peer review process and are committed to strengthening the quality of nursing education through accreditation.

Becoming A Peer Evaluator Is Easy

  1. Visit the eligibility information page for eligibility requirements.
  2. Click here to apply online.
  3. Once eligibility is established, you will receive an email with a secure web link to complete online peer evaluator training at your convenience. The training is available 24/7 and will take between 4–6 hours to complete.
  4. Once the training is complete, you/your colleagues will earn 5.75 CEs and will be eligible to serve as a team member on a site visit team.
  5. Each peer evaluator is asked to serve only one (1) team per year; although, many choose to serve more often.
  6. Travel, lodging, and food expenses are paid for by the program undergoing the review process. Therefore, this service will not cost anything except you or your colleagues’ time.