National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission meeting today to discuss reaccreditation for AC

Photo by Chris Hester
Photo by Chris Hester

By Kaylin Kennedy

The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission is meeting at Jones Hall, Room 207 on the West Campus today to discuss the reaccreditation of AC’s associate degree in nursing program.

The public is welcome to join and give feedback on the program.

“Evaluators will play a major role in the determination of reaccreditation status for the ADN program,” said Sheryl Mueller the Nursing department chair.

An Amarillo College Nursing program has been an interactive part in providing the knowledge needed for students who wish to purse careers in the medical field. As of last semester, there have been 4,021 students graduate from the ADN program since it started in the summer of 1970.

AC has two nursing programs – vocational nursing and the ADN program.

Only the ADN is being evaluated at this time. If the ADN program is reaccredited, it will not have to be reevaluated for eight years.

“It is unlikely that any changes will be made to the ADN degree plan,” Mueller said in an email.

The NLNAC has nationally recognized in providing a standard level for nursing program accreditation.

“The Commission has authority and accountability for carrying out the responsibilities inherent in the application of standards and criteria, accreditation processes, and the affairs, management, policy-making, and general administration of the NLNAC.”

More information can be found at their website


Originally published: Thursday, October 20, 2011

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