Terms and Conditions

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Accreditation Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions pertain to your utilization of the website at www.acenursing.org and the associated services and content offered by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. By accessing www.acenursing.org, you explicitly agree to these Terms and Conditions and are required to adhere to relevant legal regulations. In case of disagreement, you are not authorized to access the website or utilize its services. Please be aware that we maintain the right to modify these Terms at our discretion, with immediate effect.


  • You are prohibited from altering, duplicating, decompiling, or reverse engineering any materials or website.
  • You must not remove copyright or proprietary notations.
  • Transferring materials to third parties or mirroring them on a different website is strictly forbidden.
  • Sending inappropriate or unlawful content through our service desk, website, or portal is not permitted.
  • Violating any applicable laws or regulations is prohibited.
  • Unauthorized advertising or spam transmission is not allowed.
  • Collecting user data without their explicit consent is not permitted.
  • Infringing upon the rights of third parties is strictly prohibited.

Intellectual Property:

All materials present on this website are either owned or licensed to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, and they are safeguarded by copyright and trademark laws. Users may download a single copy for personal, non-commercial use, subject to this license, which can be revoked in the case of violations.


The website and its materials are provided "as is." We do not make any warranties and disclaim any implied warranties, as well as any liability for consequential losses, even if we have been informed of their potential occurrence.

Accuracy of Materials:

The materials on our website are intended for general informational purposes only. Please note there are archived materials on the website for viewing.  Please ensure you are accessing the most current materials for accuracy.  ACEN is not liable for inaccuracies that arise due to superseded content updates.  


We hold no responsibility for the content of linked websites, and their inclusion does not imply endorsement. Users should utilize linked sites at their own discretion and risk.

Right to Terminate:

We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to our website and services for any breaches of these Terms, with prior written notice.


Should any provision of these Terms be found void or unenforceable, it shall be severed, but the remainder of the Terms shall remain in effect.

Governing Law:

These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of New York, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that jurisdiction.

ACEN does not collect share personal information as prohibited by the California Privacy Rights Act, Colorado Privacy Act, Connecticut Data Privacy Act, Utah Consumer Privacy Act, and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act.

Last updated January 16, 2024.

Acceptable Use Policy

This policy applies to the use of the content on our website, which is provided by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, under any ongoing agreement. Its purpose is to safeguard our interests, our users, and the broader online community against unethical, irresponsible, and illegal activities. Users who engage in prohibited activities under this policy may face service suspension, account termination, or legal action in extreme cases.

Fair Use:

We expect users to employ our website for legitimate business purposes and disapprove of any form of abuse, discrimination, or rights infringement.

User Accountability:

Users are personally responsible for their own actions and those of anyone who uses our website content with permission. This responsibility extends to unauthorized users due to inadequate security measures on the part of the users.

Copyright Infringement:

Using our website content for unauthorized material, including copyrighted content and obscene or defamatory material, is strictly prohibited.

SPAM and Unauthorized Message Activity:

Sending unsolicited bulk messages (spam) to any of our constituents or maintaining unconfirmed mailing lists is prohibited. The use of third-party lists for spam purposes is also not allowed.

Unethical, Exploitative, and Malicious Activity:

Engaging in activities that facilitate spam, network attacks, unauthorized access, the introduction of viruses, harassment, hate speech, or other unethical actions is expressly prohibited.

Unauthorized Use of Our Website Content:

Impersonation or fraudulent use of our logo or website content is not permitted.

About This Policy:

This policy enumerates unacceptable activities and is subject to updates on our website. Revisions become effective when users use our website content after publication or 30 days following the update on our website.

Last reviewed on January 16, 2024.

Web Link Policy

Linking to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing: Advance permission is not required for web links to ACEN's website(s). However, please be aware that ACEN sub-pages may change without prior notice. Those linking to ACEN must consistently verify the links to our sub-pages. It is prohibited to frame ACEN pages, claim our content as your own, or misrepresent it. Respect intellectual property rights and employ them in accordance with the relevant laws.

Acceptance Criteria:

ACEN links to commercial, federal, state, and local government websites that serve the interests of our constituents. We may also consider linking to non-governmental websites that align with ACEN's mission, such as ACEN-contracted vendors, relevant medical and educational associations, and current information publications. Every web link request will be reviewed based on these criteria:

  • The purpose of the external website aligns with ACEN's objectives.
  • The site's content is appropriate and free from hate, bias, discrimination, pornography, libel, or content promoting alcohol or tobacco.

ACEN may decline a user’s use of links to this website for misleading or unsubstantiated claims, conflicts with our mission, or failure to meet the criteria.

Review Process:

Send web link requests to info@acenursing.org with "Web Link Request" in the subject line. Each request should clearly demonstrate how the site meets the acceptance criteria.

Approved sites must adhere to the following conditions for web link maintenance:

  • Provide contact information for user support.
  • Avoid overburdening ACEN's customer support system.
  • Ensure easy access back to the ACEN website.
  • Display privacy and security policies and adhere to accessibility standards.
  • Notify ACEN of inaccuracies or inactivity.

Removal Process:

The ACEN may remove web links for various reasons, including if the link no longer directs to the intended resource, the linked site contains inaccurate information, or it violates maintenance conditions.

Last reviewed on January 16, 2024.