North Shore Community College’s Practical Nursing Program seeking ACEN Accreditation

North Shore Community College’s Practical Nursing Program is seeking voluntary initial accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) [formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC)].

The Practical Nursing Program, which is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, has been engaged in an extensive self-study process that includes total program evaluation which provides for ongoing program improvement.  A site visit with a team of three program evaluators will be on campus on February 10, 11, and 12 to meet with members of the Practical Nursing faculty, NSCC administration, faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

Interested members of the public are invited to attend a public forum to meet the site visit team and share comments in person about the Practical Nursing Program.  The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2014, from 4 to 5 pm on the Danvers Ferncroft campus in the Health Professions and Student Services Building, Room 227.

ACEN also provides the opportunity for program constituents to submit in writing comments concerning the practical nursing program’s educational qualifications for accreditation status.  Written comments are welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850

Atlanta GA 30326

Or e-mail

All written comments should arrive at ACEN by February 3, 2014.

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