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ACEN’s Quarterly Newsletter
Volume VII Issue 04 – October 2013
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Welcome to the new ACEN website!
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is excited to launch our newly designed website, logo, and colors! We are also pleased to unveil the ACEN’s new accreditation seal, which is available for download directly from the new website. Please refer to the Guidelines for Use of the ACEN Accreditation Seal.
Newly Elected Members
to the ACEN Board of Commissioners
Please join us in welcoming three newly elected Members to the ACEN Board of Commissioners! Joining the Commission are Dr. Marilyn Brady and Ms. Holly Price, who will serve as representatives for nursing education, and Ms. Marsha Purcell, who will serve as a representative for the public. We value the expertise and perspectives that the new Members bring to the important work of the Commission. We would also like to recognize Dr. Ann Bain and Dr. Janet Harris, who were each elected to a second consecutive term. For more information, please visit the ACEN Board of Commissioners page.
Compliance with the 2013 Standards and Criteria
As a reminder, the 2013 ACEN Standards and Criteria will go into effect on January 1, 2014; all ACEN-accredited nursing programs must be in compliance with the new Accreditation Standards at that time. This is of particular importance to programs with an onsite accreditation review scheduled in the Spring 2014 Cycle. All programs being reviewed in the Spring 2014 Cycle or later must utilize the 2013 ACEN Standards and Criteria in their Self-Study Reports.
The ACEN Self-Study Forums
The Fall 2013 Self-Study Forums have filled to maximum capacity. With the introduction of the new 2013 ACEN Standards and Criteria, registrations have reached a record high for the ACEN Self-Study Forums. Registrations are now open for the Spring 2014 Self-Study Forums. We anticipate the same level of interest and encourage all those planning to attend a Forum to register early as space is limited and will fill quickly. Register for the Spring 2014 Self-Study Forum today!