Welcome to the 2018 ACEN Annual Report

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Welcome to the 2018 ACEN Annual Report

Post by cbellavich » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:25 pm


Welcome to the ACEN 2018 Annual Report

As stated in the ACEN Accreditation Manual Policy #24 - Assessment of the Adequacy of Standards and Criteria, ACEN Process, and Practices, the ACEN maintains an ongoing systematic review designed to ensure that:
  1. the Standards and Criteria are valid and reliable indicators of the education quality provided by accredited programs and are relevant to the educational needs of students;
  2. ACEN processes are reliable and assess knowledge and consistency of observations, applications, decisions, and perceptions; and
  3. there are broad communications and consultations across constituencies.
The findings from the ongoing review are used for development, maintenance, and revision of the ACEN Accreditation Standards and Criteria, processes, and practices. Evidence to support ongoing systematic review appears in Commission minutes, annual reports, the ACEN Report to Constituents, on the ACEN website, and at the ACEN Forums.

All accredited programs are required to submit an Annual Report. Report information will be requested by overall program, and also by program option in some cases.

The Annual Report will request, at a minimum, the following information:
  • Substantive change information;
  • Enrollment figures;
  • Licensure and certification examination pass rate;
  • Job placement rate;
  • Completion rate; and
  • Faculty numbers and credentials;
ACEN staff will review the information to ensure that programs continue to comply with policies and reporting requirements. Significant changes will be referred to the ACEN Board of Commissioners, and action may be taken as appropriate. Failure to submit the Annual Report could result in the ACEN Board of Commissioners taking appropriate action, including altering the program’s accreditation status.

Per Policy #7 failure to submit the Annual Report is a form of voluntary withdrawal as the completion and submission of the Annual Report is a requirement of accreditation

Data are compiled by the individual programs for monitoring purposes and reported in aggregate form trended over time. Programs with Title IV-HEA responsibilities must also submit information regarding compliance with their Title IV responsibilities and the result of financial or compliance audits.

Beginning October 15, 2018 ACEN-accredited programs will have one (1) month to complete the 2018 Annual Report.

We have provided multiple resources to make the process of completing the 2018 Annual Report as simple as possible. A list of those resources, with links to access them, can be found following the link below:

The ACEN Center 2018 Annual Report Discussion Forum : Resources

If, at any time, you have any questions or concerns regarding the 2018 Annual Report, please reach out to the Annual Report Support Team either via email at annualreport@acenursing.org or via phone (404) 975-5000.

Thank you!

Corwyn Bellavich
Operations Coordinator
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

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